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

    NATURE CENTER

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

    April - November
    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

    VIEW DRIVING DIRECTIONS
  • 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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    Celebrate the Chippewa River

    November 3rd, Davies Center at UWEC

    Enjoy a day of learning all about one of our single greatest local natural resources. Then roll into an evening dinner that includes the Beaver Creek Reserve Annual Meeting and Special Guest Keynote Speaker, Max Finkelstein.

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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? See our hours and directions.

    Photo Credit: Ruth Forsgren

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    Become A Member!

    Now is a great time to become a member and receive our full-color Nature Calendar Free. Plus a whole bunch of other benefits.

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    Take A Class

    Fall is all about back to school! Why not try out a class at Beaver Creek Reserve. Fall topics include, basket weaving, geocaching, falcons and black bears.

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    View the 2017 Photo Contest Display

    Starting at the end of September through November the 2017 photo contest entries and winners will be on display. Vote for your favorite in the Viewer’s Choice category!

    Photo Credit: Erik Huebler

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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.

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