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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to stop at this hidden gem. The sanctuary is awesome for families and couples. Easy to access Potter Marsh. Lots of bird life.

Thank ReggieCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful to walk along the boardwalks that take you out over the marsh for view the birds. So many varieties and so up close. Lovely walk and a great place to take a good camera!

Thank kathleensuez
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This little spot on the road is easy to miss, but take an hour or less to just enjoy nature and you’ll be glad you did.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We walked the entire boardwalk. We didn't see much of anything but we did find some moose tracks. It was overcast the day we stopped and it would have been prettier if the sun would have been out. We did enjoy the walk on the...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take family and friends for an afternoon stroll. Dont forget the binoculars. Very long boardwalks over the marsh and wetlands. Plenty of places to sit and take a break. Loved it!

Thank yellow5ds
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Each time we went to the boardwalk over the marsh, we saw a different variety of birds and wildlife. Spent a good part of the day just observing and enjoying the outdoors. Many wonderful pictures of beautiful scenery and animals.

Thank stephbevan
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I stopped in Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary on the way to Girdwood. It’s very scenic and has an amazing 1-mile round trip wheel chair accessible boardwalk that takes you over the marsh and tall grasses. We saw a large moose lying down...More

Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you are interested in Birds - here it is! We have been here several times and each time we are pleased at the variety of birds we have seen. Best thing - it doesn't cost a penny and there is plenty of free parking!

Thank shirleymWV
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The boardwalk here is very accessible and easy walking. We saw quite a few different birds despite it being August and not prime birding time. It was very pleasant.

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Loved having my husband take me there last week, gorgeously beautiful. Everyone should experience this while in the Anchorage area.

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Sherry P
July 28, 2018|
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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.
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richsprt
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Foot_Loose | 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
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