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 Eagl 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.



Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2014 Eagle River Challenge.  Congratulations! Race results here.

Show off your Nature Center knowledge and join us for an exciting evening of fun, laughter, and Twilight Trivia. Light snacks and libations(beer and wine) will be provided

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

We're open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm through September.  Trails are walkable 24/7.  ROAD CONSTRUCTION taking place all summer Monday-Saturday.  Expect pilot car, flagging and delays.  Still well worth the drive!

Free nature walks on the Rodak Trail from 1:30-2:30pm continue through August 30th.  Just sign in at the front desk 10 minutes prior.


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

July & August 2014 Program

Sept-Oct 2014 Program


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. 

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.

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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