Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature


Effective Immediately – Until Further Notice:

• An aggressive and agitated brown bear in the area of the Rodak Loop trail and viewing decks has led Chugach State Park and ADF&G to temporarily close the area to the public.• The bear has recently and repeatedly charged visitors on both viewing decks. This closure will be strictly enforced – DO NOT ENTER.


11 AAC 12.335 (e)
Chugach State Park – 345-5014
AK Dept of Fish & Game – 267-2185




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.

Many thanks to our summer interns-docents April, Tilly, Colin, Louise and Ian (not pictured).

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:  Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., BP Foundation, CIRI, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Foundation, Foraker Group, REI Foundation, and the Rasmuson Foundation.



What's New


The Rodak Nature Trail will remain closed the weekend of October 10-11, 2015. Iditarod and Dew Mound trails are open, including access to the cabin and yurts. Always hike with awareness and respect- we love our wildlife and our visitors.

Our Latest Programs

Sept-Oct 2015 Program

Nov-Dec 2015 Program

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

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and supporters!

THANK YOU to all our supporters who made donations to the Nature Center through PICK.CLICK.GIVE!!!

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.

Purchase your Crow Pass Trail T-Shirt HERE!





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