This Gorgeous Nature Center In Alaska Is Right In Your Backyard

The Eagle River Nature Center lies at the gateway to Chugach State Park about 40 minutes north of Anchorage. Visit for a full day to soak up all the information in the visitors center and explore. You can also rent one of their cozy, rustic log cabins for a lengthier getaway. Explore the well marked trails and see a glacial valley. When the salmon are running in the summer, see the fish themselves filling the river, and the bears and eagles that come to feast on them.

See a map to the Eagle River Nature Center here.

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Want more information? Visit the Eagle River Nature Center Official Website. Have you been there? Tell us about it in the comments below.