• 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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    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.

    Have Play Day!

    Come out to Beaver Creek Reserve on September 29th, for a full day of nature-based play for the whole family! Check out the progress on our latest Nature Nook, enjoy a short guided hike, make a special craft, and much more! This event is made possible by funds from Nordson Corporation. Enjoy Apples courtesy of Nibblets Apple Orchard. FREE!

    Celebrate the Chippewa River

    The 5th Annual Celebrate the Chippewa River Conference will be held at Davies Center at UWEC. This year’s keynote speaker is Raj Shukla, Executive Director of the River Alliance of Wisconsin. Sessions topics will focus of topics ranging from history to current AIS projects. Once again the Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve Annual meeting will follow the conference.

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    Vote for a Favorite!

    The 2018 Photo Contest will on display in September and October. Stop by Beaver Creek Reserve during our normal hours to vote for our viewer’s choice award.

    View Winners

    Be a Night Owl!

    Come out to one of two Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding demonstrations provided by the Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders. We cannot always guarantee that we will catch a bird during the demonstrations, but it is worth the chance to try to meet one of these small, but charismatic night flyers.

    October Calendar

    Get Crafty with the Kiddos

    Holiday Crafting for Kids is one of our favorite programs of the year! Come out and get a little messy, while having fun all for a great cause. Kids will take home 4-5 different projects. We do all the set up, you get all the fun!

    November 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.

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