• One of Effie Yeaw's bucks.
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  • Troop 107, Fair Oaks doing an Hornaday project for Boy scouts. Removal of an invasive species.
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  • Troop 107 helping with invasive plant removal on February 1, 2019
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Effie Yeaw Nature Center

83 reviews on TripAdvisor
Nature & Wildlife Area
·$$$
Closed. Will open today at 9:00 AM·9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sun:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Nature Center is the crown jewel of the pristine American River woodlands. There are several self-guided hiking trails such as the Observation Trail, which ... more
The Nature Center is the crown jewel of the pristine American River woodlands. There are several self-guided hiking trails such as the Observation Trail, which winds through oak groves to culminate with a sweeping view of the river. The center maintains a sanctuary for rescued wild animals. The park has history and cultural programs as well as programs on the environment. The gift shop has historical trinkets, books, and more.... less
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Reviews

  • efeaves
    2/12/2020
    The Effie Yeaw Nature Center and preserve is right along the American River . The Nature Center is a welcoming collection of exhibits and living animals. The focus of the center is learning about all... moreThe Effie Yeaw Nature Center and preserve is right along the American River . The Nature Center is a welcoming collection of exhibits and living animals. The focus of the center is learning about all the native wild plants and animals that live right there in the nature area. There is a Native American demonstration of the people who lived here first. I There are numerous activities for everyone and guided walks to explore and learn right outside. One of the most attractive aspects of this wild area is how the trails explore different natural environments. The wildness of the area is preserved thru the rules that allow for the animals and plants to live naturally. Visitors are directed to always stay on the paths, to be quiet and to not disturb any living thing. Come see the deer, turkeys, many birds, animal tracks and observe the river and it’s delights. Just remember this is not a picnic area, dogs are not allowed and respect for nature is expected For anyone visiting Sacramento this is a hidden gem.... less
  • 531danam
    1/8/2020
    This nature center has programs for children and adults with enthusiastic docents. . One can also simply go walk the trails on your own through oak woodlands and along the American River . Many specie... moreThis nature center has programs for children and adults with enthusiastic docents. . One can also simply go walk the trails on your own through oak woodlands and along the American River . Many species of birds . We often see coyotes , deer, rabbits as well . Trails are well marked and maintained... less
  • barefootboomer
    8/6/2019
    We frequent Ancil Hoffman Park almost daily and walk the Effie Yeaw trails probably every other day - especially early morning and early evening when critters are more likely to be out and about. Alw... moreWe frequent Ancil Hoffman Park almost daily and walk the Effie Yeaw trails probably every other day - especially early morning and early evening when critters are more likely to be out and about. Always a treat!... less
  • Sunshyne C
    2/12/2019
    A group of scouts and scouters of Troop 107 recently helped to remove an invasive species called the Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus). The removal of this invasive plant was perfectly timed to... moreA group of scouts and scouters of Troop 107 recently helped to remove an invasive species called the Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus). The removal of this invasive plant was perfectly timed to provide space for native plants to gernimate and thrive. The group had a good experience at the center.... less
  • g0nzalesfam4
    1/15/2019
    During the first week of this month I took my granddaughter for a visit here. She had so much fun! The visitors center is very kid friendly. She’s 5 and loved the hands on displays and the live animal... moreDuring the first week of this month I took my granddaughter for a visit here. She had so much fun! The visitors center is very kid friendly. She’s 5 and loved the hands on displays and the live animals as well. I’ve been visiting here for over 20years. It’s only gotten better over time. Even if you don’t have little ones to bring along, it’s definitely worth a visit!!... less