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.

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

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

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

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.

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.




  • February 2019 Program (pdf format)
  • March 2019 Program (pdf format)
  • Congrats to the winners of our 2018 Membership Drive:  Virginia Marquez (Lifetime Membership); Teresa Stehpenson (Cabin/yurt certificate); and Kaylene Johnson (logo water bottle).  Thank you to everyone who renewed or became a members, plus donated $10 or more. 
  • Scholarships are available to school classes through April 2019.  Please spread the word to teachers.
  • THANK YOU to all our Pick. Click. Give donors.  Thanks to all of you, we raised over $7000!   

Thank you to our sponsors:

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

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


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