• 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 WHILE THE

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    Holiday Crafting for Kids

    Get crafty with the family at home this year as we continue the tradition of Holiday Crafting for Kids in a safe way. Order your Holiday Crafting kit online with curbside pickup at the Nature Center and make six unique crafts with your family.

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    Join the Junior Naturalists

    Looking for educational activities for your kids that don’t involve parking them in front of a computer? There’s no better time to join the Junior Naturalist program than now. For only $1 you can sign up and start completing adventures to earn badges.

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    Keep Up With Trailside Treasures

    This summer our Naturalist Ruth started a new series called Trailside Treasures where she finds something new along the trail to share and the colder weather hasn’t slowed her down. Keep up with new episodes and the rest of the videos we’re posting all the time.

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    Identify Wintering Birds

    Learn more about our feathered friends and how to identify them, then practice your skills by setting up a bird feeder at home for wintering birds or check out ours behind the Nature Center in-person or through our livestream on YouTube!

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    Hiking 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!

    Look For Animal Tracks

    Fresh snow on the ground makes an excellent environment for identifying animal tracks. Get the family together and learn to identify what’s walking around your yard to crossing our trails.

    Learn to Ski or Snowshoe

    The Wise Nature Center may be closed but our trails aren’t. Once the snow falls they become the perfect place to snowshoe or cross country ski for first-time learners or experienced pros!

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.