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Our xc ski trails were last groomed on Thursday, January 6. Rentals are now available! Learn More
  • 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

    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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THINGS TO DO AT BCR

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    Make Your Own Snowshoes

    HOURS:

    January 8-9

    Love the outdoors? Know someone who does? This is the perfect class! Make a traditional pair of wooden snowshoes. With proper maintenance these will become a family heirloom! Registration closes December 23, 2021.

    Register now

    Hit the Trails!

    When the snow flies it is time to hit the trails! Beaver Creek offers both snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals. Stay updated on trail conditions below.

    Trail Conditions

    Participate in Christmas Bird Count

    HOURS:

    December 18, 21, 29, and January 4

    Participate in Audubon's Christmas Bird Count, the nation's longest-running community science bird project. Join us from 6:30 AM – around noon.

    Register now

    Snowshoe by Candlelight

    HOURS:

    January 14, 2022

    Looking for a romantic date night? What about a fun family experience or a friend's night out? Well the Candlelight Snowshoe Hike is all of these and more! Bring your own snowshoes or rent some of ours.

    Register 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 Wise Nature Center.

    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

    Once the snow falls they become the perfect place to snowshoe or cross country ski for first-time learners or experienced pros! Interested in learning, but now sure how? Sign up for our intro classes.

    Register 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.