• 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: 9:00 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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THINGS TO DO AT BCR

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    Tour the Butterfly House

    The Butterfly House opens on July 5 and is open 7 days a week until September 4. Stop in to see all of your favorite Wisconsin native butterflies, caterpillars, and their host plants!

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    75th Anniversary Celebration

    Come one, come all, come members, come friends, come visitors alike! Join us for our 75th Anniversary celebration & Annual meeting on Saturday, Septmeber 10! We have a night filled with programs, live music, s'mores, and history! Not a member yet? Now’s the perfect time to join!

    Become a Member

    Butterfly Fest

    Join us on August 7 to celebrate our Wisconsin butterflies at Butterfly Fest! Make butterfly crafts, tour the Butterfly House & Caterpillar Lab, and learn about our winged friends and their life cycles.

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    Summer Camps

    Unplug and get outside this summer! Join us for our summer camps offered June-August. Registration for camps closes June 1, but give us a call to see if there are any spots available to sign up. Learn More

    Go Kayaking

    Explore the waterways of the Chippewa Valley by kayak this summer! Kayak rentals are $15 a day for members and $40 a day for non-members, available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Don’t forget to pick up a kayaking map from the front desk as well as car cushions for those without a roof rack.

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    See the Stars

    Come to Hobbs Observatory every third Saturday this season for a monthly astronomical presentation. Night sky observing follows the program.

    Enjoy Some Art

    The Chippewa Valley Water Color Artists Annual Exhibit and Sale runs May-July at the Wise Nature Center. Entrance rates do apply.

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.