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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Located along the Seward Highway, the wetland area wends its way back toward the mountains from the sea. Park in the nearby lot and go for a stroll around the 472 m (1,550 ft) long boardwalk network raised above the sloughs, estuaries, and swamps, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, gulls, terns, swans, and more as they scour the area for food. As you walk, take time to admire the natural views of the mountains and bay surrounding you as well. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary by using our Anchorage trip builder site.
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  • This is an easy stop right off the Seward highway. We parked easily and waked the raised boardwalk left then right. It was quiet while we were there, we saw various fowl. Looked like great moose... 
    This is an easy stop right off the Seward highway. We parked easily and waked the raised boardwalk left then right. It was quiet while we were there, we saw various fowl. Looked like great moose...  more »
  • We stopped here on our way back to Anchorage. Beautiful, HUGE setting, with great written signs along the extensive walking path, explaining what to look for. Easy to miss if you don’t know it’s... 
    We stopped here on our way back to Anchorage. Beautiful, HUGE setting, with great written signs along the extensive walking path, explaining what to look for. Easy to miss if you don’t know it’s...  more »
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  • Love potters marsh with my family. Kids loved looking out through the telescopes. Nice walk in nature without getting your feet dirty. We saw an eagles nest and eagle flying over us. Very beatiful place. I highly recommend! Only bad note: this isnt towards the place, but the people visiting. No dogs are allowed on the walk area. However saw two people with pet dogs breaking the law. My son had his legal working child service dog with him. So very disappointed to see others being disrespectful and bringing their pets when it was clearly posted not too!
  • This is an absolutely beautiful place. We saw lots of salmon and a few interesting birds as well. The lack of star is only because it's next to a shooting range which I think spoils a bit of the ambiance and tranquillity but that's not their fault really

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