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Beaver Island Nature Center

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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 28 Jan
Full Moon: The Wolf Moon
Thursday, January 28, 2021 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

The first full moon of the year will be our guiding light. Come along, as we explore the woods at night!

For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 06 Feb
Animal Tracks on Snowshoes
Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

Join an exciting search through a snow-covered forest, where every track tells a story.

For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 27 Feb
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Come seek migratory waterfowl and other winter birds along the Niagara River. We'll visit the lagoon overlook and a few other viewing areas in Beaver Island State Park.

For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Did You Know? Beaver Island State Park was officially opened to the public in 1935

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