Osprey Wilds

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Osprey Wilds conveniently located in central MN

Visiting Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

All are welcome! Our buildings are currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19 regulations. Our trails are open and our 780-acre property is ready to be explored!

54165 Audubon Drive, Sandstone, MN 55072

GPS coordinates: 46.117186384284004, -92.99793720245361

Our Property

Discover what awaits you when you visit Osprey Wilds

780-acres of rich and varied habitat
7+ miles of non-motorized hiking and ski trails
Beautiful Grindstone Lake
Comfortable, modern lodging & camping
Outstanding food service
Convenient location

Osprey Wilds driving directions

Hiking & Skiing

As our guest, you can hike, ski or snowshoe on over 7 miles of trails through our diverse lakeside sanctuary. Most of the trails are groomed for cross country skiing in the winter (conditions permitting) and no trail permits are necessary. No ATVs or motorized vehicles are allowed on our trails.

Geocaching

Our campus is also home to 40 geocaches. Geocaching is an outdoor activity where users navigate to hidden containers, called geocaches. You can download an app and start hunting as soon as you are on our campus. It is a perfect way to spend time outside and develop your navigation skills. 

Parking

Parking is free and can be found in front of our office and dining hall building. See point (a) on our trail map below.

Lakeside trail at Osprey Wilds
Ski trails at Osprey Wilds

lakeside sanctuary

Grounds & Trails

The beautiful and peaceful Osprey Wild property is unique and encompasses a variety of habitat and ecosystems. Through preservation and dedicated, responsible land management efforts over decades, our 780-acres property contains old growth white and red pine groves, old growth northern hardwood forests, multi-aged conifer stands, birch and aspen stands, tall-grass prairie, oak savanna, shrub carr, wetlands, and lake and stream habitats. 

Our unique location puts us in a transition zone where several habitats are present, creating outstanding birding and wildlife spotting opportunities. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded on our property.

As our guest, you can hike, ski or snowshoe on over 7 miles of trails through our diverse lakeside sanctuary. Most of the trails are groomed for cross country skiing in the winter (conditions permitting) and no trail permits are necessary. No ATVs or motorized vehicles are allowed on our trails.
 
Ski trails at Osprey Wilds
A variety of lodging options at Osprey Wilds

Lodging Facilities

From modern lodges to rustic cabins and camping - for any size group.

Lodging Facilities & Meeting Spaces

Our unique Center features a mixture of historic as well as modern facilities that can provide lodging and meeting space for 162+ and meal service for 200+. 

Meeting Spaces

Meeting spaces - large and small, outdoor class areas, AV equipped, WiFi

Food Service

Out of this world and earth-friendly
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Grindstone Lake

One of the more unusual lakes in MN – long, narrow, incredibly deep (153'), spring-fed.
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