The mission of Stokes Nature Center is to provide opportunities for students of all ages to explore, learn about and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world.
Located one mile up beautiful Logan Canyon on the Logan River, the 3,000 square-foot lodge sits on U.S. Forest Service lands and operates under a lease agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.
It was constructed in 1924 by members of the American Legion and later donated to the Trapper Trails Council of the Boy Scouts. Logan's First Presbyterian Church took title to the building in 1996 and in a partnership with the Bridgerland Audubon Society designated a board to establish a separate organization to develop a not-for-profit nature center. A crew of volunteers worked for more than a year renovating the building to provide a safe and welcoming place for learning.
On November 1, 1997 the Allen and Alice Stokes Nature Center was dedicated, honoring the late Allen Stokes and his wife, Alice. Allen and Alice have been and continue to be, a major influence on the quality of life in Cache Valley and northern Utah. Their contributions as loving, caring individuals and philanthropists have been many, but perhaps their greatest legacy is their contribution towards our community's understanding of and appreciation for our natural world. In July of 2001, after almost four successful years of programming, the title to the building was turned over to Stokes Nature Center.
Stokes Nature Center provides programs to help students of all ages discover the wonders of nature first-hand: to hear the song of the black-capped chickadee; to delve into the world of river researchers; to discover the fascinating critters that share our valley and canyons; and to see the world through a new perspective. As the only nature center in Cache Valley, Stokes Nature Center provides a variety of high-quality, hands-on programs for school children, community groups, families, and the general public. Our programs offer information, discovery, and exploration of the natural world.
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Summer Open Hours (beginning April 30, 2011)
Wednesday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Winter Open Hours (beginning in late Fall 2011)
Wednesday - Friday 10am-4pm
Occasionally, we are closed during our open hours for off-site programs. Please check the sign on the front gate for changes to our hours, or call (435)755-3239 to check that someone will be here.
Visitors requiring extra accessibility may drive up the road during open hours and use our handicapped accessible entrance located on the far end of the building.