• 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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    Hike a New Trail

    Did you know that Beaver Creek Reserve has over nine miles of trails? The south trails walk along the Eau Claire River and our namesake, Beaver Creek. The north trails wind near Deinhammer Creek and connect to Big Falls. It’s a great time to try out something new!

    See the Fall Colors

    Hike the overlook trail on the south trails to see all the fall colors happening at Beaver Creek Reserve!

    Plant milkweed seeds

    Now is the best time to plant your milkweed seeds! The cooler weather helps the seeds establish by cold stratification and break dormancy before spring. Don't have milkweed seeds? Stop by the Wise Nature Center and grab some FREE packets.

    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. This is a great way to see the fall colors!

    Trail Maps

    See the Stars

    Hobbs Observatory has restarted their Saturday night public observing for September and October. Volunteers from the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will be in the Observatory field pointing out constellations and offering views through telescopes 2 hours after sunset and will run for 2 hours.
    CVAS Website

    Watch birds migrate

    Watch the feeders as birds begin their migration south. Sit by the feeders outside the Nature Center or watch from the Scheels Discovery Room. Don't forget your binoculars!

    Read our fall story

    Come walk our storybook hiking trail this season and read our new fall story, "Because of an Acorn" by Adam Schaefer and Lola M Schaefer.

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.