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Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609
916-489-4918
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Carmichael
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Carmichael, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The nature center itself is relatively small, but the surrounding wildlife area is immense and diverse. The river is home to salmon, water fowl, deer, and all manner of flora and fauna. Plenty of walking (and horse) trails among the sun and shade. Great place for anyone of any age!

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Sacramento, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very small nature center on the American river. They help injured animals so their collection can change. The staff is very friendly and the kids can run around and enjoy the interactive exhibits.

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Carmichael
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I moved to our current home in Sacramento specifically because of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and adjoining Ancil Hoffman Park. The Nature Center offers weekend guided tours and classes in a natural setting along the American River. I love to take walks along the many trails, viewing the deer, turkeys, birds and occasional coyote. Because it's... More

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Carmichael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Effie Yeaw Nature Center has lots of exhibits concerning the valley ecosystem. In addition, it is the trailhead for several hours of self guided tour and walks along the river.

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Carmichael
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Effie Yeaw is an excellent example of the things this state is cutting and we are lucky to have it! My children have been to Effie Yeaw more than 30 times, and we actually never get enough of their facilities or their hiking trails! LOVE NATURE AT EFFIE YEAW!

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Carmichael
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great trails. Good picnic ground. Interesting hands on exhibits for children. It is free, but you have to pay a fee to enter the county park where it is located.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

On a recent trip to California my friend and I visited Effie Yeaw Center...it was a hot day but we enjoyed visiting the nature center, walking the trails, and we enjoyed dipping our toes in the river! Lots of wildlife, deer, turkeys, hawks,...it was a pleasure!

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Carmichael, California
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We live in the area and have been bringing our family here for years. It is located in Ancil Hoffman Park. There is a small educational center with live animals and a rotating educational exhibit. But the highlight is the hiking trails. There are lots of trail signs that tell about the various native plants and wildlife. We often see... More

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Carmichael, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful exhibits in their Center, someone is always there to answer your questions. Beauful walking trails in a forested area as well as along the river. Great place for families who enjoy nature. An opportunity to see wildlife such and deer and many species of birds.

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Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Effie Yeaw has been a place for my family to connect from my children to my grandchildren. It is so peaceful and has been a place for us to recharge our souls.

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