Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature




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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 teducation, 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.

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

The building will be CLOSED Dec. 21, 2015 through Jan.1, 2016.

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

2014 Pick Click and Give to the Nature Center

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:  Alaska Airlines, Alaska Railroad Corporation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., BP, CIRI, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Foundation, Foraker Group, Perkins Coie, PRA, REI Co-op, Rasmuson Foundation, Spenard Builders Supply, Walmart Foundation.



What's New


Online Registration for programs will be available when we launch our new website. We'll keep you posted. 

January 2017 Program 

Feb-March 2017 Program

NIGHT WITH THE STARS 2017 with guest speaker author Charles Wohlforth takes place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 5:30pm.  Mr. Wohlforth will talk about his new book "Beyond Earth". Dinner by Chefs Naomi Everett and Alayna Cuddy, with appetizers served at 5:30pm. Harpist Beth Baker.
Tickets $100/person. Tables of 8 available for $800. Space limited to 60 people. PRE-REGISTARTION available by calling the Nature Center at 907-694-2108 Friday through Sunday, between 10am-5pm or leave a clear message.

Our new trail maintenance facility has a room that can be rented for small groups (max. 12 persons) for meetings or retreats. More info here

TEACHERS: Click here for details about our naturalist field trips,outreach and scholarships. 

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and supporters!


You can earn money for our programs by linking your Fred

Meyer rewards card to the Eagle River Nature Center. Whenever you use your rewards card while shopping at Fred Meyer, a donation will be made to the Center.

When shopping at Amazon Smile, you can select a non-proift for Amazon to make a donation to.  Choose Eagle River Nature Center!  Thanks!

Purchase your Crow Pass Trail T-Shirt HERE!





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