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.

Congratulations to all the Eagle River Challenge 5K & 10K racers.  Here are the results.

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make it happen and to our sponsors REI and Visit Anchorage for the great door prizes.

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

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:  Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., BP Foundation, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Foundation, Foraker Group, REI Foundation, and the Rasmuson Foundation.



What's New

2014 Pick Click and Give to the Nature Center

You still have until August 31st to make a donation to the Eagle River Nature Center.  Just log into your PDF account. Thanks!


Our Latest Programs

August 2015 Program

Sept-Oct 2015 Program

KNEEHI NATURALIST and LITTLE EXPLORERSprograms continue through August.


June-August, Wed-Sun, 1:30-2:30pm.  Join our naturalists for a 3/4 mile walk around the Rodak Nature Trail to learn about the history, flora and fauna of the Eagle River Valley.  Sign in at the front desk before the walk begins.  NOT for organized groups.

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

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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