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 Eagle River.

Our annual spring auction was a huge success thanks to all our donors, sponsors and attendees.  Click below for a list of donors.  Thank you all for your generosity and support of the Nature Center's mission.  We couldn't do it without you. 

Spring Auction 2014 Program with List of Donors

Thank you to our table sponsors: ConocoPhillips AK,

Perkins Coie, LLC, PRA, Princess Tours, & Visit Anchorage


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

Thank you to all our Dick Griffith Matching Challenge donors! And thank you to Dick!

SCHOOL TEACHERS:  Click here for details about our naturalist classes-fieldtrips and outreach. 

RAPIDS CAMPING AREAwith food locker, picnic table, and metal fire ring requires reservation and permit. See left hand bar RENTALS for details.


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

April & May Program


Thank you to the Foraker Group, Rasmuson Foundation and the REI Foundation for generous grants to support our trail work. 


You can make a donation to the Eagle River Nature Center on your PDF 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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