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.LEARN MORE
HOURS & FEES
Members of Beaver Creek: Free
Nonmember: $3 trail fee for adults
$1 trail fee for children (15 and under)
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
Imagine the moon, planets, and galaxies appearing larger and brighter than when seen by the naked eye!
Open on clear Saturday nights: May - October
VIEW OBSERVATORY TIMES
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
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 ReserveVIEW DRIVING DIRECTIONS
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742
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
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
June 26 | 5 until 7:00 pm
All About AIS! (Registration Required)MORE INFORMATION
June 27 | 9 until 11:30 pm
R is for Reptiles MorningMORE INFORMATION
June 27 | 1 until 3:30 pm
R is for Reptiles AfternoonMORE INFORMATION
July 10 | 6 until 7:15 pm
Gentle YogaMORE INFORMATION
July 5 | 9 until 10:00 am
Little Free Library Story HourMORE INFORMATION
July 8 | 2 until 6:00 pm
Celebrate the Chippewa River Family Day in DowntownMORE INFORMATION
July 10 | 9 until 4:00 pm
2017 Beaver Creek Butterfly CountMORE INFORMATION
July 10 | 1 until 3:30 pm
The Nature of PhotographyMORE INFORMATION
WAYS TO ENJOY BEAVER CREEK IN
- Visit the Butterfly House
- Discovery Room
- Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival
- See the Stars
- Become a Citizen Scientist
- Storybook Hiking Trail
- Visit the Butterfly House
- Star Gaze!
- Hear a Story
- Celebrate the Chippewa River...
- Butterfly Festival
- Find Your Nook!
Visit the Butterfly House
July 5 – Sunday before Labor Day
Monday – Saturday:
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Butterfly House is included in the cost of admission to Beaver Creek Reserve. Join us weekly through the summer months!LEARN MORE
Grand Opening, June 29th from 4-6 pm
Check out the BRAND NEW Scheel’s Discovery Room!Explore Beaver Creek
All new interactive exhibits, Beaver Bank Crawl through, Fledgling Forrest and More.
Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival
Join us 12:30 until 3:00 pm
Join butterfly enthusiasts from the area to celebrate the unique wonder and beauty of our native butterflies. Butterfly Festival is our fastest growing event! Join us for seminars, caterpillar lab tours, kid’s events, a special treat and much more!VIEW MORE INFORMATION
See the Stars
Hobbs Observatory is open for public viewing on clear Saturday nights, as volunteers are available. The third Saturday of the month, join the CVAS for the Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series. Topics vary. See our calendar for dates and more information.UPCOMING VIEWING DATES
Become a Citizen Scientist
Thanks to a grant we are undertaking a large scale biotic survey of Beaver Creek Reserve. Learn how to conduct a survey and then hit the field to conduct important research.VIEW RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Storybook Hiking Trail
UWEC Students created a special book called A Home for Beaver specifically for Beaver Creek Reserve. Come check out their wonderful book on our stroller-friendly Storybook Hiking Trail.SOUTH TRAIL MAP
Visit the Butterfly House
The Butterfly House is open July 5th – the Sunday before Labor Day.
Included in the cost of admission to Beaver Creek Reserve.
Hobbs Observatory is open for public viewing on clear Saturday nights May – October, as volunteers are available. The third Saturday of the month, join the CVAS for the Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series. Topics vary. See our calendar for dates and more information.
Hear a Story
Whether it is the Little Free Library Story Hour, Storybook Hiking Trail programs, or just self-guided tours of the paved, stroller-friendly Storybook Trail, little nature-lovers will enjoy connecting with nature through stories.
Celebrate the Chippewa River...
And all the great recreation opportunities it provides. Come to the Celebrate the Chippewa River event at Family Fest in Downtown on July 8th for guided river tours, bank fishing, and many other fun activities all throughout downtown.See details here.
Face painting, crafts, games, activities, caterpillar lab tours, butterfly house tours, ice cream sundaes and much, much more! Sunday, August 6th 12:00 - 3:30 pm. Advanced tickets recommended.View pricing and details.
Find Your Nook!
Check out one of our three 3M Nature Nooks. We have new additions including a chimasaur, over-sized bird house and more!
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.