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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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“salmon” (81 reviews)
154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank cscasrp
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't many places that are just a good place to see nature in a big city. I mean you have to usually hike out somewhere to a quiet sanctuary to see birds and things but this environment has just that. During the run season...More

Thank Micheal Colette R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven by here many times, but finally took the time to stop and walk the boardwalk. We did not see a large variety of animals, but did really enjoy seeing the salmon and Trumpeter Swans.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the marsh at least a couple of times each summer. The best time to visit is in May when the leaves on the trees have not come out yet, at least to view the bald eagle nest that is easily seen from the...More

Thank Kurt E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a little time before we headed to the airport. so stopped here and so glad we did! The elevated boardwalk was perfect for walking around and trying to catch site of wildlife. We saw eagles, salmon, various other birds and moose tracks. Such...More

1  Thank alsace1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Located directly adjacent to Seward Highway, Potter Marsh is unexpected. The elevated boardwalk makes viewing birds and other wildlife easier. Gun fire can be heard from a shooting range on the opposite side of the highway, and I can't help but think the noise may...More

2  Thank Sue V
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Marsh is just outside of Anchorage. In fact the exit comes up so fast you might miss it, it's not well marked. Basically if you're headed south out of Anchorage, the road is right after you start seeing the water of Cook Inlet on...More

Thank travelinfam25
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We walked along the boardwalk and saw some birds and fish in the water. It was windy, good to have a jacket. Noisy from the freeway of cars, but a beautiful area to admire different wildlife

Thank loonalaska
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

There is a decent size parking lot. Then you walk on some raised long wooded paths. There was a moose and her baby. And lots of birds. And on the size towards the road there were huge fish that I would guess swam in the...More

Thank LostALot22
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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