Hours, Fees and Rules

Explore Beaver Creek Reserve Hours and Fees

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, fauna, and wildlife. Our nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property.

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Members of Beaver Creek: Free

Active Military and their families: FREE (please show ID)

Nonmember: $5 admission for adults

$3 fee for children (15 years and under, no charge for children under 2 years of age)

Pay Entrance Fee



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Equipment rental

Try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing with these reasonable rates:
$3/ pair of cross-country skis or snowshoes.
Group rates are available. Contact us about group rates.


Now Renting Equipment!

- Kayak's - $15 for member's, $40 for non-members/ per day
- GPS units - FREE for member's, $30 for non-members/ per day
- Telescope - FREE for member's, $30 for non-members/ per day


**COMING SOON!**
Rent Birthday Boxes, and Wonder Walks Backpacks!

Rental fees subject to change without notice. Please contact us for trail conditions and availability.

Nature Center Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 3 pm 
Sundays: 12 - 3 pm

UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2021
Guests are asked to still wear a mask when entering the Wise Nature Center. Masks are available if you need one. Hand sanitizer is also available.


Observatory Hours

2021 Season Update
Hobbs Observatory has restarted their Saturday public observing for September and October. This is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to status of COVID-19. Volunteers from the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) will be in the Observatory field pointing out constellations and offering views through telescopes. Due to Covid, the telescope domes will not be used, but restrooms will be available. Observing will begin an hour after sunset and run for 2 hours.
Check out the CVAS website for more information and the updated schedule.

 

Butterfly House Hours

Open July 6- the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend 
Mondays - Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm
Sundays - 12 - 3 pm

Reserve Policies

Dogs, horses, bicycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and other motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails. Beaver Creek is a nature reserve that does not allow hunting, trapping, and picking wildflowers. Fishing in streams is allowed; however, a valid Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp are required. Parking and fires are permitted in designated areas only. Smoking is prohibited. Quiet time is enforced between 10 pm and 6:30 am. Adult supervisors are expected to deal with disruptions promptly.


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