Visiting Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
Our buildings are currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19 precautions, however, we have several outdoor events and our trails are ready to be explored!
Updated 1/18/2020 — Our trails are freshly groomed for cross-country skiing.
54165 Audubon Drive, Sandstone, MN 55072
GPS coordinates: 46.117186384284004, -92.99793720245361
Parking is free and can be found in front of our office and dining hall building. See point (a) on our trail map.
Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, High Ropes
Our trails are open! You can hike, ski, or snowshoe over 9 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. There are no fees for parking or enjoying our trails.
You pick the activity and the date. Our naturalists will provide the equipment and will meet you on-site at Osprey Wilds to guide you along our trails. Choose from hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or our high ropes course! Except for our high ropes course, these events are free! Ski and snowshoes are provided. Learn more.
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.
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+.