Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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.

Fri 23 Nov
Full Moon Adventure Series: Beaver Moon
Friday, November 23, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Let's use the full moon as a guiding light, on an evening adventure of the night! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Registration: Required
Mon 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Monday, December 31, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

At the Nature Center: Zing in New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! A great chance to try our lightweight Atlas snowshoes or take a scenic power walk if there is no snow. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Registration: Required

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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