• EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE & LEARN AT BEAVER CREEK RESERVE

    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 and fauna. Our nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property.

    Explore the rich, natural diversity of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley at Beaver Creek Reserve.

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    Extraordinary discoveries every day!

    Extraordinary discoveries every day!

  • HOURS & FEES

    RESERVE FEES

    Members of Beaver Creek: Free
    Nonmember: $5 admission for adults
    $3 for children (Age 15 and under, no charge for children under age 2)

    NATURE CENTER

    The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the reserve.

    Mon- Sat: 9:30 am-3:00 pm
    Sun: Noon-3:00 pm
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    OBSERVATORY

    Imagine the moon, planets, and galaxies appearing larger and brighter than when seen by the naked eye!

    Open on clear Saturday nights: May - October
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    BUTTERFLY HOUSE

    Walk among and interact with a variety of Wisconsin's native butterflies in their natural environment.

    Open Jul 6 - Sep 6
    Mon - Sat: 11:00 am-3:00 pm and Sun: Noon-3:00 pm
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  • NAVIGATE YOUR WAY AROUND OUR NATURE RESERVE

    Enjoy several miles of scenic hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country ski trails.


  • SEE WHAT OUR NATURE RESERVE HAS TO OFFER

    Take advantage of all that our Wisconsin nature reserve has to offer. Enjoy the many different events and activities each season brings.

    Beaver Creek Reserve
    S1 County Road K
    Fall Creek, WI 54742

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  • RENT OUR FACILITY FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

    Get the whole crew together to celebrate a milestone at Beaver Creek Reserve. Whether you stay for an afternoon or overnight, the nature reserve has tons of stuff for all ages.

    Contact us to plan your next:

    • Field Trip
    • Business or Group Meeting
    • Corporate or Private Retreat
    • Day or Overnight Camp
    • Group Tours or Equipment Rentals
    • Wedding or Banquet
    Get together to celebrate a milestone!

    Get together to celebrate a milestone!

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THINGS TO DO AT BCR

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    Tour the new Butterfly House

    The brand new Butterfly House opens on July 5th and is open 7 days a week until September 5th. Stop in to see the new design and all of your favorite Wisconsin native butterflies before we release them back into the wild.

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    Amateur Nature Photo Contest

    Beaver Creek Reserve’s annual Amateur Nature Photo Contest returns for another year and we’re looking for new and experienced, young and old, enthusiasts and explorers. Be on the lookout for your next great picture now and prepare to submit them in January of 2022.

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    Go Kayaking

    Explore the waterways of the Chippewa Valley by kayak this summer! Kayak rentals are $15 a day for members and $40 a day for non-members, available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Don’t forget to pick up a kayaking map from the front desk as well as car cushions for those without a roof rack.

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    Butterfly Fest

    Join us on August 1st to celebrate the first Butterfly Fest from our brand new Butterfly House! Get a butterfly tattoo, make butterfly crafts, and join us for the 3K butterfly walk and identify as many native butterfly species as you can.

    Get Tickets!

    Hike to Big Falls

    Start your hike around our north trails and stop for a detour at Big Falls with the connecting trail on the Oak loop. Pick up a trail map or download one before you go and visit two great local landmarks in one afternoon hike.

    Trail Maps

    See the Stars

    Take a moment to slow down and see the universe, find constellations, and explore the solar system without taking your feet off the ground. Don’t have a telescope, no problem! Rent one of ours. Don’t have a place dark enough to see the stars, no problem! Consider renting a cabin at Beaver Creek for your dark overnight stay.

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    Annual Meeting

    Come one, come all, come members, come friends, come visitors alike! Join us for the 2021 Annual Meeting and Volunteer and Donor Appreciation event! We have a night filled with presentations from staff, food trucks, crafts for the kids, smores, and live music! Not a member yet? Now’s the perfect time to join!

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SEASONAL FEATURES

Find more things to do throughout the year.

Get involved

At Beaver Creek Reserve, we Connect People with Nature. Through involvement with our organization, youth and families take part in numerous activities that expose them the vast natural world around us. Check the links below to learn more about how you and your family can become involved at the reserve.