• 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

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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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WAYS TO ENJOY BEAVER CREEK IN

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    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 June 30th for guided river tours, bank fishing, and many other fun activities all throughout downtown. FREE! More Information

    Star Gaze!

    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.

    Join the Breeding Bird Atlas Blitz

    Bird nesting season is here! Come join us for a Breeding Bird Atlas Blitz as we spend the morning searching Beaver Creek to record as many breeding birds as possible.

    Visit the Butterfly House

    HOURS:

    Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 pm


    The Butterfly House is open July 5th – the Sunday before Labor Day.
    Included in the cost of admission to Beaver Creek Reserve.

    Have a PLAY DAY!

    Come out to Beaver Creek Reserve for a FREE, fun, family-friendly event geared to families with toddlers, pre-schoolers and early elementary-aged children, although all ages are welcome.  There will be yoga, guided nature hikes and much more.  This event is possible thanks to funding from Nordson Corporation.

    Butterfly Festival

    Face painting, crafts, games, activities, caterpillar lab tours, butterfly house tours, ice cream sundaes and much, much more! Sunday, August 5th 12:00 - 3:30 pm. Advanced tickets recommended. Get Tickets Now!

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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