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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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US$ 75.00*
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US$ 345.00*
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seward highway” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (84 reviews)
“nice boardwalk” (23 reviews)
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located along the Seward Highway, just south of Anchorage. Good access and boardwalks make this easy place to visit. Take your time walking the boardwalk and trails to watch the birds and to get some good views of the mountains. Spring, Fall and Summer are...More

Thank Alaska T
Reviewed 11 December 2017

August 12 2017 mid-morning - first site visited in Alaska, just on outskirt of town; overcast day of visit, saw a few salmon in streams; very few bird sightings, did see bald eagles. Thinking that you could visit different times of the day and for...More

Thank Bolmanson
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The visitors area is nice and plenty of parking. Outhouse, but that is to be expected. The boardwalk is nice and long and an easy walk to accommodate most.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Very well set out with lots of walkways, but we were there at the wrong time, so there were no birds. In the migration season the birds would be easy to see and it would be a great day out.

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stopped here to/from our trip to Anchorage. This is such a wonderful treat very close to Anchorage. There is a wonderful boardwalk that covers a number of habitats and allows you to see a good variety of bird species. It is well maintained with...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited on September 24, 2017, so many of the birds had already migrated south. But it is a beautiful boardwalk, worth taking a walk on. We did see trumpeter swans, shoveler ducks, and other birds. We did not see any moose, but they may...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you are birder this is a must in Anchorage. We visited 3 times we loved it so much. its clean well marked and has picnic areas and restrooms. Parking is free. The boardwalk is easy to navigate and there benches available. We saw a...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

During a recent visit to Anchorage, we took a tour to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Unfortunately, the September weather did not cooperate and it was damp, foggy and we did not stay very long. But there is a beautiful walkway, a boardwalk actually, along the...More

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Nice place to walk around and bird watch. We did see a moose, that was a big bonus. The elevated walkway is great for watching Nature.

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this trip a lot. There's so much to see and plenty of walking paths. This is a must visit for any anchorage trip.

Thank Maddi A
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5 February 2018|
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Response from Kurt E | Reviewed this property |
The best time to visit is late May and June for birding, but there are plenty of interesting birds to see in July. The bald eagles are usually in their nest feeding their fledglings. This is one of the best birding sites... More
Elizabeth A
28 January 2018|
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Response from Mary136 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited Potters Marsh on a bus tour of Alaska. It was a free big parking lot with boardwalk along the marsh, filled with birds and water wildlife. It was totally free, a nice opportunity to take a walk and observe the... More