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.



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

Nature Center seeks surveying services. 

Request for Proposal.  Proposals due:  September 18, 2014

Map of area for surveying.

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

Thank you to all our "For the Cause" donors from our 2014 Auction.

We're open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm through September.  Trails are walkable 24/7.  ROAD CONSTRUCTION taking place thru October. Expect pilot car & flagging.  Gorgeous Fall drive!


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

Sept-Oct 2014 Program


Thank you to the Foraker Group, Rasmuson Foundation, the REI Foundation and the State of Alaska for generous grants to support our trail-related operations and interior renovations in 2015.

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

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!

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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