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Friends of Eagle River Nature, Eagle River

Categories: Hiking Trails, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
May - September Building Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Building is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

October-April Building Hours:

Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trails are always open, even when the building is not.
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  • We were there in a group as part of the 2016 Alaska Bears, Glaciers and Fall colours photo tour by Jeff Schultz. The place was very beautiful with rivers and lakes and proper trails to walk. We manage...  read more »
  • Sept 19, 2016 we decided to visit as we were driving back from Denali National Park. A very easy, beautiful drive. The mountains are stunning, the trees in "fall colors". We paid our $5 parking fee an...  read more »
  • A nice drive to the nature center and well worth the trip. We were able to view the historic Iditarod Trail but were limited on taking the walking trails due to feeding brown bears. This is a nice way...  read more »
  • What a great little spot. Staff is SUPER glad to answer questions. Tons of hands on about local flora and fauna. Well kept paths, and berries everywhere (which you arent supposed to eat).
  • Awesome nature center with access to great trails and good programs. Trails range in length from .75 miles to 6 miles (loop), and there is also access to Crow's Pass (This is the end opposite of Girdwood). They have plenty of camping sites, from yurts to tents, but be sure to make reservations ahead of time. The lodge has limited hours, but the trails are accessible 24/7. Be sure to stop by Rapids Camp and climb the mound behind the fire pit. From here you can see the whole valley and it's unforgettable.
  • The Eagle River Nature Center marked the end of my hike of Crow Pass which was one of the most amazing hikes I have ever done. The nature center itself is a typical information center/gift shop with very helpful staff.
  • If you are lucky, you can spot bears or mooses here. Great views from the deck.
  • Gorgeous wiews
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