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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 2 days ago

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

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Morgan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started our 12 day tour with this beautiful board walk. My parents wore the ponchos and we, kids, wife and I, had the umbrellas. The sky was covered with thick cloud, the fogs created a mystic feeling. White birds, half seen mountain peaks all...More

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw many different ducks, trumpeter swans and an eagle. It was a pleasant walk and they have some view finders available to see critters closer (that's how I saw the eagle!). There's a nice boardwalk, then there are additional areas you can walk and...More

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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