Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature


Welcome to the Eagle River Nature Center

The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide connections to nature through interpretive education, resource protection and outdoor opportunities. The Nature Center is located within Chugach State Park – one of Alaska’s largest state parks and within 40 minutes driving distance from downtown Anchorage and 12 miles from the town of Eagle River.


HELP THE NATURE CENTER BUILD A MUCH-NEEDED TRAIL MAINTENANCE GARAGE.  Click below to find out more and how your contribution will be matched by our corporate and foundation sponsors.


Thank you to Cathy Brenner, our first donor, for contributing $1000 toward our campaign. Who will be next?  Dot Helm on 6/12/14 donated $500.  James Thayer ($50), Rhonda Karafa ($100) 7/2014.  Thank you!  Next?????



What You’ll Find at the End of Eagle River Road

You’ll discover the beauty of the Eagle River Valley as you begin your drive along Eagle River Road. Residential areas will give way to breathtaking views of glacially-carved mountains. At Mile 12 you will reach the log cabin visitor center – a threshold for connecting to the ever-changing landscape beyond.


Contact phone number, fax and address

Phone: 907-694-2108   Fax: 907-694-2119

Eagle River Nature Center

32750 Eagle River Road

Eagle River, AK 99577

501c3 non-profit #92-0156981 established 1996

Building Hours: 

October-April, Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm

May-September, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm

Trails always accessible. Group field trips available daily by appointment. 

2014 Pick Click and Give to the Nature Center




What's New


Saturday, July 19, 10am-5pm

at 8120 Rabbit Creek Road (near intersection of Hillside Drive and De Armoun, South Anchorage).  Furnishings, vintage lamps, brand new washer/dryer, canoe, and more!  All proceeds from the sale go to the Nature Center, Barbara Winkley's legacy.

We're now open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. Free Nature Walks June 1-Aug 31 at 1:30pm, Wed thru Sunday.

Yes, there's road construction on Eagle River Road this summer, Mon-Sat.  Expect between 10-15 minute delays.  Still well worth the drive! 

RAPIDS CAMPING AREA with food locker, picnic table, and metal fire ring requires reservation and permit. See left hand bar RENTALS for details.


We are no longer mailing our program schedules. You can find a list of programs or view pdf versions:

July & August 2014 Program

Shop at Fred Meyers?  Register online with Fred Meyer Community Rewards and you'll help the Nature Center. You'll still receive your own gas and shopping rewards, but some funds will go to us.  Just sign up at Fred Meyer Community Rewards  Thanks!

Thank you to the ExxonMobil Foundation for their generous Community Summer Jobs Program grant.


Thank you to the Foraker Group, Rasmuson Foundation and the REI Foundation for generous grants to support our trail-related operations.

SCHOOL TEACHERS:  Click here for details about our naturalist classes-fieldtrips and outreach. 

You can make a donation to the Eagle River Nature Center on your PFD through August 2014. Thanks! 


Pick. Click. Give

Get Purchase your Crow Pass T-Shirt HERE!

We also have a Crow Pass Trail Facebook page for


Seeking Substitute Naturalists

Full description here.




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