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Clearwater Nature Center

11000 Thrift Road

Located within Cosca Regional Park, Clearwater Nature Center offers a variety of interpretive programs hosted by park naturalists. Environmental education is strongly supported at this facility through interesting exhibits, displays, programs, special events, clubs, trips, and volunteer opportunities. The nature center features a small indoor pond, live animal exhibits, a lapidary workshop, and seasonal gardens. Walk in on your own or visit the facility as part of a group to meet the live mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey (including a Bald Eagle) that reside at the center. Admission is free; nominal fees apply for programs.


Jeff Frederick

Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Clearwater Nature Center is large for a nature center - but they tend to be small places; it is in a beautiful location among trees in a huge park. There is good hiking to be had on the trails nearby to explore the rest of the park. In the nature center there are a variety of animals in healthy condition. None are difficult to see. Outdoors they have a number of birds of prey including owls, hawks, and even a bald eagle. Great way to spend a couple hours. The map on your GPS will have trouble with the location. It is further down Thrift Road than the main entrance to the park. There is a sign for the nature center. Edit: Google has now fixed the location.

Daena Padilla

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Great little party room and animal show. Staff are caring and knowledgeable. The crow hasn't always been there and I look forward to visiting again when he has found another home. 😮

A c

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Always wanted to see a bald eagle. And the turtles are so cute. Clean bathrooms too

Brom Bangler

Friday, March 30, 2018
Been going here for as long as I can remember and now I take my two boys here and they love it. They like the turtles and running around in the little cave area.

John N White

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Had a great time with my Brother's hope to come back soon.

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