The Effie Yeaw Nature Center offers a variety of fun activities for children and adults, including popular educational programs and tours for schools and other groups, weekend guided nature walks, and nationally traveled interactive exhibits. Visitors can see live non-releasable wild animals, browse the Discovery Shop for books, toys and unique gifts, and tour the replica of a Maidu Indian summer village. The 77-acre nature preserve features interpretive trails that meander through the riparian woodlands along the American River. See deer, coyotes, migratory songbirds and wild turkeys as you explore the preserve's lush oak woodlands. There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

"2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael" .
Park entrance at California Avenue and Tarshes Drive
The trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The Summer schedule for the Nature Center building with exhibits, gift shop and information is: Mondays: Closed. Open on Public Holidays, Labor Day Tuesdays: Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours of operation could change, call to confirm schedule for the day (916) 489-4918.||

(916) 489-4918
The preserve is owned by the County of Sacramento; it is inside Ancil Hoffman County Park. It is operated as a community service by the American River Natural History Association.
June 1976
Payment Method
Admission to the Nature Center is free, there is a $5/car park entry fee.
Gift shop accepts cash, checks and VISA/Mastercard.

Photo: Betty Cooper

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Nature trails, Indian village, tours.