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: $5 admission for adults
$3 for children (Age 15 and under, no charge for children under age 2)
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
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 6 - Sep 6
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
THINGS TO DO WHILE THE
Nature Center is Closed
- Holiday Crafting for Kids
- Join the Junior Naturalists
- Keep Up With Trailside Treasures
- Identify Wintering Birds
- Hiking a New Trail
- Look For Animal Tracks
- Learn to Ski or Snowshoe
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.Shop Now
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.Learn More
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.Watch Now
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!Watch Now
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!
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.