Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Carmichael, CA

Where are we going?

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
2850 San Lorenzo Way
CA 95608

916 489-4918

What is there to do?

When you live in a city, you might not think that you can find beautiful spots of nature to enjoy without driving out far. Think again! The Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Sacramento is part of an amazing 100 acres of woodlands, shrub lands, aquatic habitats and meadows.

Pretty amazing!

So turn those televisions off, and embrace the magic of nature! It's a great way for kids to get fresh air, learn some amazing facts about our planet, and have a fun active day with the family.

Eddie Yeaw Nature Center has three self-guided trails which feature interpretive signs all along the way which point out interesting trail features to learn about.

They also offer a descriptive trail map which can make the experience that little bit more interesting!

The nature center is a favorite for families, artists and walkers, as well as budding photographers, but there are a number of other features that are great to explore.

The Nisenan Maidu Summer Village is a fascinating historical attraction. Did you know that the Nisenan Maidu people once had a flourishing culture along the American River before those European settlers arrived? The environment looked after all their needs, and at this summer village you can experience what their life would have been like! There is an acorn granary, fire pit and shelters.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center is also landscaped with beautiful native plants, with colorful butterflies and bees, and even hummingbirds, to call it home. Try and spot some!

Of course, that's not the only wildlife you will spot! There are a number of species that live in the preserve, including wild turkeys, coyotes, rabbits, hawks and owls...just to name a few. See how many you can spot!

A fun filled, relaxing and informative family day out in Sacramento! Don't forget your camera and walking shoes! 


How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call and see how they can assist you


When can we go?

Trails open dawn to dusk. Nature Center Building: 9am - 5pm. (4pm Nov to Jan)

All year round, but closed Mondays unless a public holiday, except Christmas and New Years Day


Any top tips?

If you want to help support the center, you can "adopt" an animal by making a contribution to their animal programs!

I’m Hungry!

You can bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic at the tables, but make sure you don't eat out in the preserve

Healthy Eating

Take bottled water! It's important to stay hydrated

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