• 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

    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!

    VIEW OUR FACILITIES

WAYS TO ENJOY BEAVER CREEK IN

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    Visit the Butterfly House

    HOURS:

    July 5 – Sunday before Labor Day

    
Monday – Saturday:
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    Sunday:
    12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    The Butterfly House is included in the cost of admission to Beaver Creek Reserve. Join us weekly through the summer months!

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    Discovery Room

    HOURS:

    Grand Opening, June 29th from 4-6 pm

    Check out the BRAND NEW Scheel’s Discovery Room!
    All new interactive exhibits, Beaver Bank Crawl through, Fledgling Forrest and More.

    Explore Beaver Creek

    Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival

    HOURS:

    Join us 12:30 until 3:00 pm

    Join butterfly enthusiasts from the area to celebrate the unique wonder and beauty of our native butterflies.  Butterfly Festival is our fastest growing event! Join us for seminars, caterpillar lab tours, kid’s events, a special treat and much more!

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    See the Stars

    Hobbs Observatory is open for public viewing on clear Saturday nights, 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.

    UPCOMING VIEWING DATES

    Become a Citizen Scientist

    Thanks to a grant we are undertaking a large scale biotic survey of Beaver Creek Reserve. Learn how to conduct a survey and then hit the field to conduct important research.

    VIEW RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    Storybook Hiking Trail

    UWEC Students created a special book called A Home for Beaver specifically for Beaver Creek Reserve. Come check out their wonderful book on our stroller-friendly Storybook Hiking Trail.

    SOUTH TRAIL MAP

    Visit the Butterfly House

      The Butterfly House is open July 5th – the Sunday before Labor Day.

    Included in the cost of admission to Beaver Creek Reserve.

    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.

    Hear a Story

    Whether it is the Little Free Library Story Hour, Storybook Hiking Trail programs, or just self-guided tours of the paved, stroller-friendly Storybook Trail, little nature-lovers will enjoy connecting with nature through stories.

    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 July 8th for guided river tours, bank fishing, and many other fun activities all throughout downtown.

    See details here.

    Butterfly Festival

    Face painting, crafts, games, activities, caterpillar lab tours, butterfly house tours, ice cream sundaes and much, much more! Sunday, August 6th 12:00 - 3:30 pm. Advanced tickets recommended.

    View pricing and details.

    Find Your Nook!

    Check out one of our three 3M Nature Nooks. We have new additions including a chimasaur, over-sized bird house and more!

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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