• 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: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Sun: Noon-4:00 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 5 - Sep 4
    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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WAYS TO ENJOY BEAVER CREEK IN

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    Fall Foliage Tour by Foot

    Sure you can drive and see the fall colors, but what about immersing yourself in the changing landscape, all while getting a little exercise? Come take a stroll on some of our trails; we have an interactive kiosk, just outside of the Discovery Room, where you can choose which of our beautiful trails you want to explore today. Spend some time with friends and family enjoying the changing colors, the cool weather and the serene river without the worry of bugs tagging along.

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    Learn About All Things Avian!

    Northern Saw-whet Owl banding, National Eagle Center ambassadors, and Bird-Banding 101 are the bird-related programs we have coming up this fall. The Wise Nature Center also offers a great place to observe both migrating species and year-round residents.

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    DIY With Nature

    We have partnered with Kerri Kiernan of River Prairie Apothecary for a series of programs on using herbs for healing, mood enhancement and more. For the kids, our annual Holiday Crafting For Kids let’s preschool age and up children craft special holiday themed keepsakes using (mostly) natural materials.

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    Support Beaver Creek’s Mission

    Year-end fundraising is vital to our organization. We participate in the annual #GivingTuesday campaign the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We also send out a campaign for contributions to our Endowment Fund. Any donation amount is appreciated. (Link to donations page) Giving time, is every bit as important and giving money. It takes thousands of volunteer hours to run all of our camps and programs, maintain of trails, feed critters, and all the other important work we do.

    Become a Volunteer!

    Vote for a Favorite!

    The 2019 Photo Contest will be on display the whole month of October. Stop by Beaver Creek Reserve during our normal hours to see all the entries that will be displayed on our walls for your viewing pleasure. If you have a favorite photo, make sure to vote for it for our Viewer’s Choice Award! While you are Beaver Creek you can pick up a 2020 Nature Calendar.

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.