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 Jul 5 - Sep 4
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.

Hours, Fees,
and Policies

With more than 400 acres of diverse habitat including upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands, and savannah areas, Beaver Creek Reserve is home to a multitude of flora, fauna, and wildlife. Our nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run though the property.

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Members of Beaver Creek: Free

Nonmember: $3 trail fee for adults
                         $1 trail fee for children (15 and under)

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Equipment Rental

Try snowshoeing or cross country skiing with these reasonable rates:

Members of Beaver Creek: $3 ski/snowshoe rental, no trail fee (adult and child)

Nonmember Adults: $6 for ski/snowshoe rental and trail fee

Nonmember Children: $4 for ski/snowshoe rental and trail fee

Group rates are available. [ Contact us about group rates. ]

Rental fees subject to change without notice.

Reserve Policies

Dogs, horses, bicycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and other motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails.

Beaver Creek is a nature reserve that does not allow hunting, trapping, and picking wildflowers. Fishing in streams is allowed; however, a valid Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp is required.

Parking, smoking, and fires are permitted in designated areas only.

Quiet time is enforced between 10 pm and 6:30 am. Adult supervisors are expected to deal with disruptions promptly.

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

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