Eagle River Nature CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577, Anchorage, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9076942108
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Nature
The Eagles river is a 40 miles long stream heading out from Eagles glacier. The Eagle River Nature Center near the river aims to raise environmental awareness as well as help people have fun in the surrounding outdoors. There are four major trails in the area; Rodak Nature Trail (three quarters of a mile), Albert Loop Trail (3 miles), Dew Mound Trail (upto 6 miles), Historic Iditarod (a 25 mile long trail with nearly every kind of Alaskan landscape imaginable). The trails are always open. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Anchorage itinerary 3 days.
- Paid parking is available.
- Commercial filming and photography needs permits from Chugach State Park.
- Check center website for upcoming events.
- Contact the center or check the website for times and prices of yurt, cabin, equipment and campsite rentals.
- Programmes are usually free, unless otherwise noted.
- Group programmes are usually paid: $1/person + $5 parking fee.
- Closed on most major holidays, check website.
- October – April: Closed Monday-Thursday, except groups by appointment.
- By local taxi from city centre.
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11.1% of people who visit Anchorage include Eagle River Nature Center in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
66.67% of people start their Eagle River Nature Center visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Eagle River Nature Center
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eagle River Nature Center
Love this place; it's beautiful year-round and any time of day. The staff are super nice and happy to answer any questions. There are plenty of easy trails that can take as little as 15 minutes round trip, or you could do the 21-mile (one-way) Crow Pass trail. Parking is $5, just to help the Nature Center make money and maintain trails. Go in the early morning and you'll have a better chance to see moose/wildlife.
The visitor center is just a another tourist building, but the trail system is great. You can walk for miles and miles if you want. Mountains, river, forest, marshland, and just about anything you could hope for. Photo worthy scenery everywhere.
Wow. Just wow. Absolutely gorgeous and you really get a sense of the mountains when you are completely surrounded by them. The stream there is pretty mesmerizing and a good salmon viewing area and the trails are pretty self explanatory to follow. It's easy to get to as the Center is at the end of the main road. Definitely worth the trip and a lot of great spots to pull off and take pictures between the Center and the highway.
If the Anchorage gods listen, you may be blessed with a lovely, blue skies with a few clouds hovering above which makes it perfect to visit Eagle River and hike up to the lake. You will be rewarded with the most amazing reflections in the lake and selfie opportunities simply overflow. It’s an easy walk and if you don’t want to do the loop, just double back at the lake and it will only take 2.5-3h to return to the lodge
Very well maintained trails we take our little kids on. Amazing views from some boardwalks they have constructed. As any where in Alaska take your bear spray.