Critter Visiting at Effie Yeau Nature Center

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

For Greater Sacramento folks who enjoy life along the American River, a visit to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center adjacent to Carmichael’s Ancil Hoffman Park provides the perfect opportunity.

Admission Free – But a $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per Child Donation is Recommended!

Parking is $5.00 per car.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center consists of 77 acres along the north side of the American River Parkway.  In addition to a museum, the center provides self-guided interpretive trails - an opportunity for those interested in learning about the American River ecosystem.


The Center acts as a nature preserve for deer, fox, coyotes, squirrels, wild turkeys, rabbits, snakes, and a variety of birds. There are rattlesnakes in the area, so it is important to be cautious when you walk the area.



The Effie Yeaw Nature Center
2850 San Lorenzo Way
Carmichael, California 95608


Comments (16)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Right up our alley. Sounds like a wonderful spot. Hope you're having a great weekend, Myrl. D

Jul 26, 2020 03:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Myrl,  Thanks for sharing the information about Effie Yeaw Nature Center.  This sounds like a fantastic place for family fun and education.

Jul 26, 2020 03:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl the Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a cheap way of spending quality time with the whole family.

Jul 26, 2020 03:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - I can appreciate the Effie Yeau Nature Center as a great opportunity for Sacramento area residents and visitors as it incorporates entertainment and education.  I'd call that an example of enjoyment of the best kind.   

Jul 26, 2020 07:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl I used to love going with my parents to places like this, they are so memorable, Endre

Jul 26, 2020 10:12 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Rattlesnakes??? Myrl Jeffcoat Rattlesnakes and you walk the trails.... Rattlesnakes???

Jul 27, 2020 03:44 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Myrl- That would be a place I would enjoy.

Jul 27, 2020 07:07 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This sounds like a fun place for the whole family and it is always nice to see all the wonderful critters of the world.

Jul 27, 2020 07:33 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - This looks like a great way to escape and enjoy the day.  Normally right now it is dead up to Labor Day. But so many people are getting out, and taking rides to Sedona from down south, it is mind-boggling the amount of traffic we are getting.  They can hike longer because the temps are 10 to 15º lower. 

Jul 27, 2020 11:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 28, 2020 05:04 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Nice to such a reserve close here. Here, my is to walk in the vineyards. Granted not nearly as much variety, but a walk on the wild side nevertheless. cheers cvc

Jul 28, 2020 11:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Aug 01, 2020 09:09 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Myrl, I am sure that Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Ancil Hoffman Park are delightful places to visit. I would love to walk there.

Aug 01, 2020 09:45 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Talking about critters. Last night I was awoken to a very strange noise in my back yard. Upon getting up and looking, only when I turned on the outside light did a very cat leap in one bound to the top on my rear yard 6 foot fence. Was a bit too quick but my bet a Bobcat. They do live around here. cheers cvc

Aug 01, 2020 03:37 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thanks all, for your comments.  I've been busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.  I may tell you more about it at the first of the week!

Aug 01, 2020 03:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Have an outstanding week.

Aug 02, 2020 09:23 AM