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.

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 & September: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, Closed  Mondays and Tuesdays.

June, July & August : Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, Closed Mondays.

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

Only fee is for parking:  $5/vehicle.  Limited parking area for RV's and vehicles with trailers.

The trails are always accessible. Group field trips are available by appointment.




  • March 2018 Programs (pdf format):  We are no longer mailing our monthly program schedules to save on paper and costs.
  • April and May 2018 Programs (pdf format)
  • Night with the Stars featuring internationally acclaimed storyteller Susan Strauss, February 24, 2018.   Fabulous dinner by Chef Tyler Howie,  music by Beth Baker, and beer and wines donated by BROKEN TOOTH BREWING and SPECIALTY IMPORTS.  
  • TEACHERS:  Does your class need financial assistance to attend a field trip at the Nature Center?  Information on how to receive a scholarship.  


Thank you to our major* sponsors:

Alaska Airlines, Alaska Community Foundation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., BP, CIRI, ConocoPhillips, Eagle River Area Rotary, ExxonMobil Foundation, KPMG LLP, Perkins Coie, LLP, REI Co-op, Rasmuson Foundation, Spenard Builders Supply,  and TOTE Maritime Alaska.

* $1000 or more