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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

#14 of 223 things to do in Anchorage Features Animals
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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US$ 345.00*
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge boardwalk on the Marsh and in the trees. Eagles nest. Great hosts. Audubon guided walks. Moose everyday.

Thank Eleanor41003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Potter Marsh is just a 15 minute drive south from Anchorage. There is a fantastic long boardwalk from which you can spot all sorts of birds including terns, geese, shorebirds and songbirds. They have naturalist guides on duty to help you spot them. There was...More

Thank CJ B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit for wildlife enthusiasts - especially birders! I visited Anchorage with my family of four in late June and spent many hours at the place. The flat, marshy land offers a habitat for a variety of water fowl - trumpeter swans, Canadian geese,...More

Thank Siva01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed stopping at the marsh and viewing the birds/waterfowl...there certainly were plenty to see. We couldn't identify some of them, but we're no experts...we just like to view them. Great views of the Turnagain Arm as well.

Thank Keabu
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love nature and wildlife. Although raining when we arrived, within the first minute along the boardwalk we encountered a juvenille eagle sitting on a stump. Also saw gosslings; on our way out we were treated to a moose and her 1...More

Thank dnottelmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live on the hill above Potter Marsh, so we see it frequently. There's a very nice boardwalk for bird and salmon watching. There's also a couple of pullouts off of Seward Highway for birdwatching at the other end of the marsh. In fall -...More

Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on 5/31 and the entire wildlife/waterfowl consisted of one duck. The only good thing is that it's right off the highway from Denali down to Anchorage, so we didn't go far out of our way.

Thank Ready2Go2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boardwalks here are a beautiful walk through the marsh. We saw geese with their babies, a bald eagle , a moose mama, a lot of different birds and ducks, and the beautiful area that it is in.

Thank eaglestar1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice viewable wildlife area. Very nice signage and elevated walkways, and viewspots with some blind-effect for watching with your own binoculars or their scopes. We saw little birds of various kinds, terns, a moose, muskrats, geese, ducks, a huge salmon, among other things...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this stop at the beginning of our drive down the Turn Again Arm. It has a very nice boardwalk that takes you out into the marsh to view the many different birds that nest here. As soon as we arrived a Bald Eagle...More

Thank marta_mil
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Can you please tell me approximately how much time to schedule for the boardwalk? Thanks!
8 August 2016|
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Response from scorpi3cats | Reviewed this property |
The pleasure experienced at the marsh depends on the person, the weather, and how much u enjoy walking/observing/ etc. The boardwalk is less than a mile running eboth east and west from parking area, and the south end where... More