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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-345-5014

Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Cool time for kids

Even though it was after the summer season had a great time with a 5 year old. The family spent time running around trying to find wild life.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
George M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Even though it was after the summer season had a great time with a 5 year old. The family spent time running around trying to find wild life.

Thank George M
Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I spotted a moose who was eating as we were driving by so we pulled the RV in and took a nice walk here while seeing wildlife. Salmon,ducks,birds and a moose in a very accessible location.

Thank outsidenow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice location to just get out for a little bit and not have to drive too far. It's about a one mile boardwalk path with lookouts. Its a nice spot to take in nature and not be far from civilization. It's great for kids also!

Thank Nesa G
Oakdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We saw a Bald Eagle and other water fowl. Very nice walk over the marshlands. Easy to park and the price is right. Fairly windy day in the inlet but the berm protected us for the most part. Nice spot to walk and enjoy nature.

Thank Robert D
Socorro, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Scenery is always great, but if lucky will see birds and moose. We saw quite a few swans, along with ducks, muskrats.

Thank amy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were there in September. Didn't see any wild life, but it was a good place to stretch as we traveled from Anchorage to Seward. The boardwalks are sturdy, clean and interesting.

Thank Gregory G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Went on a VERY windy day in Sept. and not much there. Came back a week later when calmer and saw tons of swans. Great boadrwalk.

Thank rafterflyfisher
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped at Potter Marsh on our way south down the Seward highway and spent about an hour walking the boardwalks. We were there on a somewhat overcast August afternoon. The boardwalks were easy to walk and were pretty extensive. We could see views over the marsh area below, as well as lots of ducks. The highlight was two bald... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stopped here late one evening and observed a moose which was neat. The boardwalks make for easy walking.

Thank pqjb2016
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A well preserved tidal marsh close to Anchorage. The boardwalk was in good condition. I went at low tide mid day and there wasn't much bird activity. All-inall a don't miss for birders and nature lovers passing by.

Thank Birding2BeatCancer

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