The Eagle River Nature Center

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 nature center – a threshold for connecting to the ever-changing landscape beyond.

Video by KTVA about the Nature Center

Contact Information

  • 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

May through September: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.  CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

October through April: Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.  


Parking fee:  $5/vehicle. Hiking for more than a day?  $10/vehicle for up to 3 days.   Limited parking area for RV's and vehicles with trailers.  Our overflow parking area is NOT suitable for RV's or trailers and is not open during the winter months.  Please DO NOT park along Eagle River Road or side streets where "NO PARKING" is indicated - you may receive a ticket.  You may park further down Eagle River Road where there are no signs. 

The trails are always accessible.  Trail maps are located at the front door of the Nature Center, inside when open, or on our website.

Group field trips (guided and unguided) are available by appointment.




  • VISITOR SERVICES/INTERPRETER at the EAGLE RIVER NATURE CENTER. We are seeking 2 intern positions from July 24 through September 15, 2019 (or longer) to provide visitor services and interpretive information. Applicants should be outgoing, personable, and in good physical condition. The following will be provided: training, weekly stipend, housing, and use of a vehicle. For more information and to apply contact Laura Kruger, Operations Manager.
  • April 2019 Program (pdf format)
  • May 2019 Program (pdf format)
  • Scholarships are available to school classes through April 2019.  Please spread the word to teachers.
  • Don't forget to make a donation to your favorite non-profits when you apply for your PFD.  Pick. Click. Give. Thank you for making us one of your favs!

Thank you to our very generous sponsors:

Alaska Airlines**, Alaska Community Foundation**, Alaska Regional Hospital Auxiliary **, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.**,  BP*,  CIRI**,  ConocoPhillips*,  Eagle River-Chugiak Rotary ***, Latouche Pediatrics ***,  GCI ***, REI Co-op*, Pick. Click. Give. , Rasmuson Foundation*,  and TOTE Maritime Alaska**.

* $5000 or more; **$1000-$4999; ***$500-$999


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