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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Swan Paradise

THis is an amazing marsh to film swans ....but must catch them in Cotober ... and the other birds and wildlife is fun !!! Do not miss this if you are in Alaska. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Eagle River, Alaska

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

THis is an amazing marsh to film swans ....but must catch them in Cotober ... and the other birds and wildlife is fun !!! Do not miss this if you are in Alaska. There is a platform to provide the viewer with an even closer look !!! NOT TO BE MISSED !!!

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Anchorage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best places in Anchorage to view wildlife safely. In the spring look for migratory birds and keep an eye out for moose. The boardwalk is family friendly and handicapped accessible making it a great spot for all.

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Rivergaro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very close to the city is a good way to start your journey in Alaska. We were there in August early in the morning and we saw a nive Bald Eagle vey close. Probably spring/autumn is the best season.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed this place..boardwalk has increased since we were there last...very good. Saw a moose

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West Valley City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a nice place to visit, even though we didn't see many birds on the day that we visited. Maybe it was too cold of a day?

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a nice little stop and worth it if you have the time. Just outside Anchorage. Two nice boardwalks. We saw an eagle, and lots of salmon. I am sure at times there could be bear, moose, and who knows what else. Very nice.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We hiked the boardwalks of Potter's Marsh. It was a peaceful experience on a warm, cloudless day. It was midday and we saw ducks, geese and an eagle. Most of the birds were probably out of the sun of midday. The highway is a bit distracting. I enjoyed the back boardwalk the best.

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Wv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Long, impressive boardwalks for viewing wildlife, easy access. We saw salmon, shore birds, ducks, geese, bear paw prints, and eagles. The views of the marsh itself were not as pretty as from the road. It’s free and a great place to bring little ones because you don’t have to worry about them falling off the boardwalk, which is sided and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice long boardwalk that spans out into the marsh. Lots of birds and ducks, but also bear and moose can frequently be spotted as well. There are restrooms open year round too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful scenery, birds and creek to view as you walk easily along a well maintained wooden walkway for hundreds of yards out over this marsh.

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