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Beaver Island Nature Center

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Address
2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
Latitude 42.963753
Longitude -78.965118

Located adjacent to the transient marina along the Niagara River, this nature center exhibits many of the local flora and fauna from the park. A park naturalist is on duty during operating hours to provide information that will help you to learn about the park environment. Maps and trail information is also available.

Take a nature walk around the lagoon which is nearby, and experience Beaver Island's diverse wildlife. Enjoy the natural setting surrounded by the majestic oaks along the Niagara River.

Public bathrooms are available in the building.

No pets are allowed inside the nature center.

Hours of Operation

  • Seasonal: July 4th through Labor Day
    Thursday - Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

Thu 20 Aug
Kayaking Basics with Tina
Thursday, August 20, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center

Are you looking to learn more about your kayak, equipment, or paddle strokes and maneuvers? Look no further! Join ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructors for a paddle in the lagoon. Topics will include kayak/paddle anatomy and style, safety equipment all should carry, and strokes/ maneuvers that make kayaking a little easier. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Due to ongoing safety concerns related to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be providing kayaks, paddles or life jackets for our kayaking programs. All participants will be required to provide their own equipment. Masks will be required while on shore and must be carried with you while on the water. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Thu 10 Sep
Kayaking Basics with Tina
Thursday, September 10, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center

Are you looking to learn more about your kayak, equipment, or paddle strokes and maneuvers? Look no further! Join ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructors for a paddle in the lagoon. Topics will include kayak/paddle anatomy and style, safety equipment all should carry, and strokes/ maneuvers that make kayaking a little easier. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Due to ongoing safety concerns related to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be providing kayaks, paddles or life jackets for our kayaking programs. All participants will be required to provide their own equipment. Masks will be required while on shore and must be carried with you while on the water. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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Did You Know? Bald Eagles are commonly seen in the park year round as well as, Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets

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