The Eagle River Nature Center

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 nature center – a threshold for connecting to the ever-changing landscape beyond.

Contact Information

  • 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

May to September: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm   Only the building is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

October to April: Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Only fee is for parking:  $5/vehicle.  Limited parking area for RV's and vehicles with trailers.

The trails are always accessible. Group field trips are available by appointment.




ALBERT LOOP TRAIL has officially closed for the salmon run season.  This is a strictly enforced closure by Chugach State Park administrators.  Please hike the many other trails that are not closed including:  Rodak Nature Trail, Dew Mound Trail, and the Crow Pass Trail.

Please register online for classes and workshops.  Please don't forget to contact us if you need to cancel so that those on the waitlist can attend.  If you have any questions or suggestions for us please don't hesitate to contact us.    

Thank you to all the racers that joined the Eagle River Challenge Trail Races today.  Race results.  Thank you to REI Anchorage for sponsoring the race with door prizes, food and beverages, and timing staff.  Thanks to Conoco Phillips employees for running the race and providing $100 match from Conoco for each racer.  Kudos to all our volunteers for making this a fun and safe race.  Join us next year in August!

Thank you to all our auction donors!   We invite our community businesses to donate an item or service. You'll be thanked in many ways, including at the auction and in our next newsletter.  

Thank you to our major sponsors:

Alaska Airlines, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., BP, CIRI, ConocoPhillips, Eagle River Area Rotary, ExxonMobil Foundation, KPMG LLP, REI Co-op, Rasmuson Foundation, Spenard Builders Supply, TOTE Maritime Alaska, Walmart Foundation.