Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Beaver Island Nature Center

Skip Navigation LinksHome / Environment / Nature Centers / Beaver Island Nature Center
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 22 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A little more than a beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Tina and Kelly, ACA certified kayak instructors, for more than just the basics. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.

July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Aug
Kayking with Kelly
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Kelly and Tina, ACA certified kayak instructors for one-hour lessons. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Saturday: 11am – 12 pm, 1pm – 2pm, 3pm – 4pm

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A little more than a beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Tina and Kelly, ACA certified kayak instructors, for more than just the basics. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.

July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Sep
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A little more than a beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Tina and Kelly, ACA certified kayak instructors, for more than just the basics. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.

July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Sep
Kayaking with Kelly
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Kelly and Tina, ACA certified kayak instructors for one-hour lessons. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Saturday: 11am – 12 pm, 1pm – 2pm, 3pm – 4pm

Registration: Required

Get Directions

Did You Know? The Niagara river wasdesignated as an Important Bird Area in 1996.

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Self Guided Tours