Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature

Self Guided Groups (Non-Profit)

Commercial Tours: Call Nature Center Manager at (907) 694-2108 for details.  Please note that all commercial tours require a permit from Chugach State Park before requesting a self-guided reservation at the Nature Center.  See map for the Eagle River Nature Center's management area.


ALL NON-PROFIT GROUPS of over 20 persons must have a permit from Chugach State Park before finalizing a reservation at the Eagle River Nature Center.  The Nature Center's management area is included on our map.

Anchorage School District (ASD) Schools have permission fom Chugach State Park (CSP) to direct-schedule visits to the Eagle River Nature Center. 


Self-guided groups of 20 or more people pay a user fee of $1/person  + $5 parking fee for private vehicles (no charge for school buses).  PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED WITH A LARGE GROUP without a reservation.



You can now view availability and submit a self-guided field trip request.

Once your self guided trip is approved (up to 3 days) you will receive a confirmation email. Please bring this on the day of your visit along with full payment.

IMPORTANT: Upper limit is a total of 70 persons. 1 chaperone is required for every 5 minors up to 3rd grade, and 1 for every 10 minors for 4th -12th grade. You must inform ERNC of your planned arrival, departure, and destination, so we can manage the impacts on trails, facilities and other users.


Contact our naturalist at (907) 694-9255 or email naturalist(at)ernc.org




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More Info

ERNC Field Trip Policies

Program Topics

Need to rent the classroom yurt?

What to expect during your visit?

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Chaperone guide

How to dress in winter

Frequently Asked Questions




School Field Trips
Scouts & Youth Groups
Adult Groups
Self-Guided Groups
Summer Camps

Birthday Programs

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