Eagle River Nature Center - Connecting People with Nature


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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.

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, Rasmuson Foundation and Spenard Builders Supply.



What's New


Our Latest Programs

June & July 2016 Programs

August & Sept. 2016 Programs

Kudos to our incredible volunteer trail crew for fixing the Upper Albert Loop bridge. 

NEW! Boy Scout seeks your support. Click here for details.

NEW! Our new trail maintenance facility has a space that can be rented for small groups (max. 12 persons) for meetings or retreats. More info here.

Cutting the ribbon at our trail maintenance building dedication on May 21, 2016.

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

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and supporters!

Mark Your Calendars:

Eagle River Challenge: August 13, 2016 (5K & 10K Trail Race)

20th Anniversary Auction:  October 8, 2016, AK Native Heritage Center, 5:30pm.

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.

When shopping at Amazon Smile, you can select a non-proift for Amazon to make a donation to.  Choose Eagle River Nature Center!  Thanks!

Purchase your Crow Pass Trail T-Shirt HERE!





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