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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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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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I definitely recommend a stop at Potter's Marsh. There is a board walk all along the edge to allow excellent bird viewing and also when the salmon are running, viewing of them as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I definitely recommend a stop at Potter's Marsh. There is a board walk all along the edge to allow excellent bird viewing and also when the salmon are running, viewing of them as well. This attraction is easily accessible.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been numerous times with guests. Have seen the salmon run, moose, Eagles and many ducks. Amazing place to see animals and experience nature without getting muddy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wetlands park on the south end of Anchorage. You can look around from boardwalks with very good signage that explains the ecology and the wildlife, spending as much or as little time as you wish. It's convenient, right off the Seward Highway (Rt. 1). We were there about an hour and enjoyed it in spite of the... More 

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Grove, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether you are a photographer, or just a nature lover, this is the place to be. The boardwalk is a wonderful way to see all kinds of birds and animals. Bring your telephoto lens!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The long walkway allows the visitor to see birds, salmon, and the marsh in its natural setting. There are many information boards posted along the walkway

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must. The boardwalk takes you right into the marsh. Many, many birds are flying in and out. Sometimes I've seen Dahl sheep on the cliffs. I've also seen Beluga whales on the other side of the roadway in the Cook Inlet. Sunset is phenomenal when it's not too cloudy. The walk is easy and the parking is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wooden board stretched around the marsh. The board end where you can you the scopes to look around trees for birds. It's easy to find the marsh with plenty of free parking.

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Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining when we stopped here, but we still saw several birds & enjoyed the great boardwalks. Very convenient place to visit if you are traveling from Anchorage to Seward.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even without seeing any birds, just the vast openness of Potter Marsh was enjoyable. We saw 3 eagles during our visit. One was on the railing of one of the viewing stations. It even squirted a giant poop that almost reached us - we were standing approx 10 feet away. Another eagle was tearing apart a fish on the marsh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place twice; once mid morning and once late afternoon. Nice, easy boardwalk trail. Didn't see any mammals but watched salmon swimming and enjoyed watching the birds.

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