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Friends of Eagle River Nature, Eagle River

(4.8/5 based on 150+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • The Nature Center was closed on the day we visited, but the drive from Anchorage to the center February 2017 was beautiful.  more »
  • this is a little bit of a drive to get to but the views are very nice. At some point, you'll lose cell service so this is a great place nearby to "unplug". Check out their website to see if there are ...  more »
  • I went with my sons class on a field trip here last year! It was a great trip! The staff explained to them how to identify different types of trees, how to identify animal tracks, how to respect, but ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Very nice drive, well marked and interesting trails of varying degrees of difficulty.
  • If you are lucky, you can spot bears or mooses here. Great views from the deck.
  • Though the Center is quite literally at the end of the road it is worth the drive to see the sweeping views of Eagle River Valley. Trails are well maintained and a wide variety of Ed classes are always offered.