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Effie Yeaw Nature Center

#1 of 8 things to do in Carmichael Features Animals
2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609
+1 916-489-4918
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Nature abounds

This is my favorite place to take a walk & commune with nature. On any give day you can see deer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen T
Raptors and hiking!

The nature center has a few captive raptors that have been rehabbed, as well as snakes, turtles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
khg2010
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2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to take a walk & commune with nature. On any give day you can see deer, turkeys, geese, rabbits, turkey vultures, coyotes and many other creatures. The center is very kid friendly. There are many things to see including an...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nature center has a few captive raptors that have been rehabbed, as well as snakes, turtles, and the cutest owl you have ever seen named Sophie. Hikes are easy and flat with plenty of signage and seem very kid friendly. Highly recommended for an...More

Thank khg2010
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This 100 acre preserve is great for hiking and spotting wildlife. Since dogs are not allowed, the deer are very comfortable standing by or resting in the shade close to the trails, as are other wildlife frequently spotted.

Thank Krystin123
Reviewed March 2, 2017

In cool weather, we love to walk these easy trails (now lush and verdant!) laden with black-tailed deer and many varieties of songbirds, raptors, and tons of busy Acorn Woodpeckers! Endless PHOTO opportunities and seasonal birding. Once at the banks of the American River, migrating...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area and want to get away from the city this is the place. A nice simple trail system and lots of wildlife hidden away from the hustle of the city just outside the gate. You can see deer, turkey, squirells,...More

Thank Steven f
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Went out early morning on Thanksgiving Day. We saw so many deer who were clearly not scared of humans which made for nice viewing. The turkeys were hanging low (being Thanksgiving and all) but we did finally manage to see 4 of them. Nice walking...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a place to walk up close and personal with nature. Most days you will see deer and turkeys, along with many birds, squirrels, and rabbits (sometimes snakes and lizards) doing their thing among the many oaks and shrubs. You can...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place has nothing but great memories for me, taking my nephew there and my daughter. There you can see deer walking on the golf course and the center turkeys taking off on the side of the cliff how they fly into the trees the...More

Thank Alohabv
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This nature center is not too big and easy for children to explore. It is right on the river so you can easily hike down to the river or you can visit the nature center and see animals that have been rescued up close. There...More

Thank SCB1954
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited Effie Yeaw for the first time today. I took a 12 and 8-year-old to walk the trails while playing Pokémon Go. We paid the $8 parking fee (Higher than the normal $5 due to it being a holiday weekend). We parked and walked...More

Thank TahoeTravelin
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