Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way
Carmichael, CA 95608- Map It
(916) 489-4918

AAA Editor Notes

Effie Yeaw Nature Center is along the American River in Ancil Hoffman Park at 2850 San Lorenzo Way. In addition to hands-on exhibits, the nature center is home to animals—including birds, snakes and turtles—that were rescued and subsequently unable to be reintroduced into the wild. Three nature trails through the center's 77 acres provide opportunities for spotting wildlife such as deer, hawks, woodpeckers, jackrabbits and wild turkeys. Trailheads begin at the rear of the center. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Nature center free. Park admission $5 per private vehicle.
Hours: Nature center Tues.-Sun. 9-5, Feb.-Oct.; Tues.-Sun. 9-4, rest of year. Trails daily dawn-dusk. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.