Potter Marsh

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  • Address: 2999 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching

Birdies, ahoy! Just 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage, prepare to lose your minds. Park your car at the designated parking lot, and start walking the 1550 feet of boardwalk through and over swamps, creeks and sedges. It’s your paradise. They say over 500 species have made this area their home, and it’s all totally free for you to freak out on! Catch them on the schedule as follows (but don’t expect any action in winter):

  • April to September: Canada geese, northern pintails, canvasback ducks, red-necked phalaropes, horned and red-necked grebes, northern harriers.
  • May to August: Gulls, Arctic terns, yellowlegs, trumpeter swans.

That’s not the only wildlife you’ll see here – the water hides brown muskrats; moose hang around in May and June; and chinook, coho, and humpback salmon fill the waters in May to August. Summertime here is party time.

Potter Marsh Travel Tips

  • Leave valuables at home, not in vehicles.
  • Do not disturb the animals.
  • Dress warmly
  • Signal way ahead of your exit turn from the New Seward Highway.
  • Do not disturb nesting waterfowl or migrating salmon. Fishing is prohibited in Potter Marsh and in the creek west of the highway.

Entrance Ticket Details For Potter Marsh

  • Free entry

How to Reach Potter Marsh

  • By rented car from city centre.

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  • Potter Marsh Address: 2999 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States
  • Potter Marsh Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Potter Marsh(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Potter Marsh: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 40.53% of people who visit Anchorage include Potter Marsh in their plan

  • 62.5% of people start their Potter Marsh visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Potter Marsh

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Potter Marsh

People normally club together Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Ulu Factory while planning their visit to Potter Marsh.

People also prefer to start their day with Potter Marsh.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Potter Marsh Reviews & Ratings

  • Must check out! The first place that my family and I visit in alaska and we never forget here. We saw a wild bear hunting salmons here!

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