Effie Yeaw Nature Center
A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is located inside the Ancil Hoffman County Park, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, off Tarshes Drive in Carmichael CA 95608. The San Lorenzo entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park is permanently locked and the only way to enter the Effie Yeaw Nature Center by car is from Tarshes Drive and California Avenue. Check the map downloadable below. (WARNING:  Internet mapping software often gives inaccurate directions through San Lorenzo.) 

A map with detailed directions from the corner of California Avenue and Tarshes Drive is here.  Click to download.

You can contact us by 

e-mail, phone, fax or letter at:


Email:

Info@SacNatureCenter.net

Phone: 

(916) 489-4918

FAX: 

(916) 489-4983

Mail:  Effie Yeaw Nature Center

P.O. Box 579 ,

Carmichael, CA  95609-0579


HOURS OF OPERATION


The trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. The  Nature Center Building with exhibits, information, live animals and the  book and gift store is open:


February through October

Open Tuesday through Sunday:  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


November through January

Open Tuesday through Sunday:  Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Closed on Mondays

but open on public holidays that are Mondays, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

 

Hours of operation could change, especially in stormy weather.  Call to confirm hours of operation for the day 489-4918.

From Auburn

  • Take I-80 west
  • Take Madison Avenue, east exit (left at end of ramp)
  • Turn right on Manzanita Avenue
    Mazanita Ave. turns into Fair Oaks Blvd. Stay on Fair Oaks
  • Turn left on Palm Drive
  • Turn right on California Ave
  • Turn left on Tarshes Drive (entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park)
  • Go past kiosk, continue on Tarshes Drive to stop sign
  • Turn left at stop sign (San Lorenzo Way) and continue to Nature Center

From Davis or Downtown Sacramento

  • Take I-80 east towards Sacramento
  • Take Highway 50 east
  • Take Watt Avenue North Exit
  • Turn right on Fair Oaks Blvd.
  • Turn right on Van Alstine Ave.
  • Turn left on California Ave.
  • Turn right on Tarshes Drive (entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park)
  • Go past kiosk, continue on Tarshes Drive to stop sign
  • Turn left at stop sign (San Lorenzo Way) and continue to Nature Center

From Elk Grove

  • Take Highway 99 north
  • Take Highway 50 east
  • Take Watt Avenue North Exit
  • Turn right on Fair Oaks Blvd.
  • Turn right on Van Alstine Ave.
  • Turn left on California Ave.
  • Turn right on Tarshes Drive (entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park)
  • Go past kiosk, continue on Tarshes Drive to stop sign
  • Turn left at stop sign (San Lorenzo Way) and continue to Nature Center

From Placerville

  • Take Highway 50 west
  • Take Sunrise Ave. North exit
  • Turn left on Fair Oaks Blvd.
  • Turn left on California Avenue
  • Turn left on Tarshes Drive (entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park)
  • Go past kiosk, continue on Tarshes Drive to stop sign
  • Turn left at stop sign (San Lorenzo Way) and continue to Nature Center