Eagle River Nature Center - ERNC - Eagle River, AK
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The Eagle River Nature Center
501c3 non-profit #92-0156981 | Established 1996
Offering Nature interpretation, environmental education, group/class instruction, cabin/yurt rental, hiking, skiing, Cabin and yurt Rentals and so much more! We also programs for educators as well!
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 Alaskas largest state parks and within 40 minutes driving distance from downtown Anchorage and 12 miles from the town of Eagle River.
What Youll Find at the End of Eagle River Road
At the Eagle River Nature Center youll 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.
ERNC also offers Overnight Facilities
+Cabin (overnight facility for up to 8 people)
+Rapid Camp Yurt (overnight facility for up to 6)
+River Trail Yurt (overnight facility for up to 4)
+Yukla Yurt (our newest facility for up to 6 people)
Backpacker Camping Area with Amenities:
Rapids Camping Area (for up to 24 people, use of metal firering, picnic table and food storage locker, $2/person)
Event or Group Facilities:
Classroom Yurt (day use for private or non-profit groups for up to 40-50)
Main Building (day use for non-profits only)
Outdoor Decks (for brief ceremonies)
Commercial Tours and Opportunities
+Commercial Tours, Filming and Photography requires approval and permits.
+Commercial Use Permit Application
+Commercial Filming and Photography Application
Snowshoes (Winter rentals from 10am-5pm only)
Building Hours by Season
Building Hours: October-April
Friday through Sunday:
May through September:
Trails always accessible.
Group field trips available daily by appointment.
Call for availability and to schedule.
Monday: Trails always available.
Friday: Building hours 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: Building hours 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: Building hours 10:00am to 5:00pm