Beaver Creek - Connecting People With Nature


December - March
Tuesdays - Saturdays
9 am - 4 pm and Sundays 12 - 4 pm

April - November
Mondays - Saturdays
9 am - 4 pm and Sundays 12 - 4 pm

The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the reserve. Stop in, pay trail fees, rent equipment, grab a map, and check out the animal exhibits, observation deck, and nature store.


Open clear Saturday nights May - October
May: 9 pm - 11 pm
June & July: 10 pm - 12 am
Aug & Sept: 9 pm - 11 pm
October: 8 pm - 10 pm

Open for special programs throughout the year on the third Saturday of the month (except December) at 8 pm.

Imagine the moon, planets, and galaxies appearing 200 times larger and 10,000 times brighter than when seen by the naked eye! With two computerized telescopes, a large lecture room, and a resource room, you're all set to star gaze.


Open July 5 - Sunday Before Labor Day
Mondays - Saturdays
11 am - 3 pm and Sundays 12 - 3 pm

Walk among and interact with a variety of Wisconsin's native butterflies in their natural environment. The season is short but intense, and the species change frequently. Each year is different and extraordinary.

Take a Tour

In the more than 400 acres of diverse nature reserve, you'll find:

Butterfly House

Cedar Lodge

Citizen Science Center

Maple Sugar Shack


Nature Center

Nature Store


Sleeper Cabins and Main Lodge

Youth Camp

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For only $40, your family can enjoy the reserve all year long!

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Bring your school, youth group, or club to Beaver Creek Reserve. Stay for a day or a whole week!


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