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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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FREE and peaceful

Not many things in Alaska are free but this was one of the lovely places that was. The boardwalk is very well constructed and the different plaques are very informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Greenwood, Indiana

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not many things in Alaska are free but this was one of the lovely places that was. The boardwalk is very well constructed and the different plaques are very informative. Although it's close to the interstate at one point, it's very quite and a great peaceful view. Didn't see much more than salmon and birds on our trip but it... More 

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Benton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place for bird watchers. We saw several species including eagles (and nest), terns, geese and ducks. The boardwalks are great. We even saw a muskrat one of the times we went. It is an easy place to get to from Anchorage. During our two week stay we went there several times.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited early in the morning and was happy to find a person leading a walk and talk through the boardwalk. There was a moose and baby at the edge of the field that we watched. An eagle and baby were also in a nest. The guides set up a scope and we were able to see the fledgling and... More 

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White Pigeon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice walk ways, great marsh,and informative signs. Easy to identify several species at any visit. We have made several visits there.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Depends on time of day and time of year, but always a good way to get out and see birds and wildlife

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Potter Marsh is part of Anchorage's Coastal Wildlife Refuge. It is easily accessed from the Seward Highway and is well worth a visit at any time of year. You never know what you will see there. On a recent sunny July afternoon we watched a Bald Eagle chick about ready to leave the nest, assorted waterfowl, and spawning salmon. The... More 

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SoCal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Many, many nicely designed platforms above a marshy area. We viewed lots of birds. Did not see salmon or any other fish. A good stop along the road for an hour or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in mid-July. The weather was terrific, and because there were fewer people, it was very peaceful. We watched the marsh birds run about, saw little fish leaping from the water and saw a playful ermine chasing the birds! The boardwalk is sturdy, comfortable, and there are benches in several places for resting and watching. Sadly,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a short drive from ANC but we spotted 2 Bull Moose and a number of bald eagles. The boardwalk makes the walking easy.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Scenic view that gives you a chance to see lots of different wildlife all year around. Even if birdwatching isn't your "thing", it's a nice little walk.

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage

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