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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

#14 of 224 things to do in Anchorage Features Animals
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great place to view numerous migrating bird species. It doesn't cost anything which is refreshing to see. No glitter or glamour just quiet place to walk the boardwalks and view a natural habitat from above. During Spring there are several nesting birds with young. At...More

Thank Bo L
Reviewed October 27, 2015

It is an amazing marsh, on the way driving out of town. It is a great quick stop with amazing wildlife. Worth the trip.

Thank lianelau
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Go early in the morning if you want to catch birds in action. There are other fellow birders on the trail that'll help you identify birds if you have any questions.

Thank Chewy B
Reviewed October 24, 2015

this is one of the best places almost in the vicinity of anchorage. excellent design of the bridges and paths over the marsh, binoculars on every wooden terrace give you the best view towards the marsh and its flora and fauna, the green hills above...More

Thank krassie_world_travel
Reviewed October 19, 2015

My family and I visit Potter's Marsh a couple of times during the summer. We like walking on the boardwalk from one end to the other. Our last visit was in August. It was fun to watch the salmon. They were bright red! We saw...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great stop for any serious photographer during summer and the migration seasons. Lots of aquatic fowl and lots of great photo ops.

Thank Data-Plumber
Reviewed October 16, 2015

You cannot go wrong visiting Potter Marsh. We just visited this past week and although we did not see any wildlife, there were amazing views to take photos of.

Thank NDillon85
Reviewed October 16, 2015

We drove through the area and had to stop and see. The wildlife here was amazing. The walkways were nice. The views all around were absolutely stunning. You could spend a long time here with a good set of binoculars!!

Thank psithurism
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Like my title says its right along the main highway but still its a beautiful place like 100% of the rest of my home state. It requires a quality camera to get good shots from teh board walk but fortunatley you can drive around all...More

1  Thank Charles E
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Girdwood on rainy day in early October. Didn't see more than a few birds but the boardwalk, setting, sounds, and view made it a great place for a few moments of respite. Lovely.

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Response from scorpi3cats | Reviewed this property |
The pleasure experienced at the marsh depends on the person, the weather, and how much u enjoy walking/observing/ etc. The boardwalk is less than a mile running eboth east and west from parking area, and the south end where... More