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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s not much there but it’s beautiful, flowing streams, lots of wildlife in the marsh (ducks, birds, dragonflies and salmon) and the boardwalk is in total 1 mile long (2 different sides to walk and includes walking one side and coming back). It’s so relaxing

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bird watching tours are wonderful. I’ve been several times. The boardwalk is a relaxing stroll and the watching tours are informative and fun. Good views of Turnagain Arm. Worth the drive or tour bus trip. It is right at the southern edge of Anchorage....More

Thank isaw500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived from the east coast and woke up early and thought we would go bird watching. We were surprised to find a gate blocking the road - it opens at 6am. We waited. The caretakers are lovely and offered binoculars - you can borrow...More

Thank cindyschwarz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was hoping to see more wildlife, didn't see any bears or moose, did see a lot of salmon, took some great pics.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a few minutes and ended up staying for a half an hour walking only a small section of the boardwalks which are excellent for both accessibility of the wetlands viewing for anyone with or without any mobility challenges (or a stroller). If...More

Thank Mary Lynn T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Potter Marsh was a great place to see various birds, including eagles, as well as salmon. We even saw a moose! They have a very nice boardwalk system, which let's you see for long distances.

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the walking trail is well maintained and the views of the marsh/mountains are gorgeous there ARE bear and there ARE moose in this area--we just didn't see any the day we went. But we had a great time anyway. the salmon were running so there...More

Thank Hollie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Potter Marsh on the southern tip of Anchorage today. It was a quiet stroll along the boardwalk that stretched a half mile over the marsh. We saw salmon spawning and all kinds of birds. Many photographers were finding a plethora...More

Thank judyblair2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see some wildlife and get back to nature. On our visit we saw a moose and a bald eagle fishing in the river. The scenery was just so beautiful!

Thank Collin96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another stop included in our excursion to Beluga Point and Alaska Wildlife Consevation Center, it was interesting trail and to see wild salmons.

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Sherry P
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Response from Shanae R | Reviewed this property |
I was given the same advice that the best viewing is before 10 am.
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Kurt E | Reviewed this property |
The best time to visit is late May and June for birding, but there are plenty of interesting birds to see in July. The bald eagles are usually in their nest feeding their fledglings. This is one of the best birding sites... More