Explore the wetlands near Beaver Lake in Asheville.
The Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is located in the Northern region of Asheville, North Carolina. This nature preserve features a handicap-accessible boardwalk where visitors can view the birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The boardwalk follows a complete loop with several scenic overlooks to enjoy views of the lake. Common bird species you can see year-round include blue jays, Carolina chickadees, American goldfinches, Carolina wrens, and Northern cardinals.
This outdoor attraction hosts monthly bird outings on the first Saturday of every month, starting at 8 AM from April to September and starting at 9 AM from October to March. If you'd like to join a bird outing, meet at the gazebo at the southernmost section of the lake. Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is open daily from dawn to dusk. Please note that pets are not allowed at this bird sanctuary. If you're into nature, check out this bird sanctuary the next time you visit Asheville, North Carolina.