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 teducation, 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. 

                                     Night With The Stars 2016          


2015-16 DICK GRIFFITH CHALLENGE - Dick will match $5000 in contributions. Donate here and make sure to list Griffith Challenge at end of checkout questions. Thank you! 

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



What's New


Our Latest Programs

Jan-Feb 2016 Programs

March 2016 Programs

!!!ICY RAMPAGE FAT TIRE RACE POSTPONED to Feb. 21, 2016 11am due to terrible conditions.

This winter bike race at the ERNC is part of the Chain Reaction Cycles Abominable Snow Series; registration here.

SEASONAL PART TIME NATURALIST POSITION for the EAGLE RIVER NATURE CENTER in Eagle River from mid-April 2016 through mid-October 2016. Salary range is from $1800-2000/month with possibility for housing. Minimum requirement includes degree in one of the natural sciences and interpretive teaching experience (preferably with children K-8). Interested applicants should email letter of interest to naturalist@ernc.org and ask to receive more detailed information regarding the position. NEW!


Tickets for our annual NIGHT WITH the STARS(Sat, Feb. 20, 2016) on sale now. 

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

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and supporters!


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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