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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seward highway” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (84 reviews)
“nice boardwalk” (23 reviews)
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here to/from our trip to Anchorage. This is such a wonderful treat very close to Anchorage. There is a wonderful boardwalk that covers a number of habitats and allows you to see a good variety of bird species. It is well maintained with...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on September 24, 2017, so many of the birds had already migrated south. But it is a beautiful boardwalk, worth taking a walk on. We did see trumpeter swans, shoveler ducks, and other birds. We did not see any moose, but they may...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are birder this is a must in Anchorage. We visited 3 times we loved it so much. its clean well marked and has picnic areas and restrooms. Parking is free. The boardwalk is easy to navigate and there benches available. We saw a...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent visit to Anchorage, we took a tour to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Unfortunately, the September weather did not cooperate and it was damp, foggy and we did not stay very long. But there is a beautiful walkway, a boardwalk actually, along the...More

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to walk around and bird watch. We did see a moose, that was a big bonus. The elevated walkway is great for watching Nature.

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this trip a lot. There's so much to see and plenty of walking paths. This is a must visit for any anchorage trip.

Thank Maddi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only rating this low because there was little bird activity...probably the time of year. The boardwalk and viewing areas are wonderful. Migrating birds would love this natural area, but alas...nothing to see.

Thank Dixiegals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge bird sanctuary but it was very interesting. Tundra swans, eagles, and various species of ducks were there. It was a windy day so we didn't stay long and a lot of ducks were hunkered down. The boardwalk allows you to...More

Thank CDMVaBeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have zipped up and down this boardwalk many times, probably more than a dozen. Great place to stretch the legs! When my kids were young, they loved it...because its a boardwalk! They could run up and down it and not get lost, Obviously we...More

1  Thank cscasrp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just next to the road to Kenai peninsula from Anchorage is this beautiful boardwalk where you can see many of Alaska's birds, from ducks to bald eagles. Very informative boards along the walk give you tidbits about the history of the place and the species...More

Thank Khyrean
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8 August 2016|
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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