Osprey Wilds

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Osprey Wilds property

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

  • Deep, clean Grindstone Lake

  • Comfortable, modern lodging

  • Outstanding food service

  • Convenient location

Nature and comfort abound

You're going to love it here!

Location, Location, Location

Close to home, easy to find

Osprey Wilds is the ideal spot for a ‘close to home, yet far enough away’  escape from the hustle and bustle. Conveniently located within 1-1.5 hours from the Twin Cities, St Cloud, Duluth and Brainerd, it’s the perfect distance from anywhere to ‘get away from it all’ for one day or several without spending a fortune on gas. Click for more info.

Lakeside sanctuary

Nature surrounds you here

Hike, ski or snowshoe on over 7 miles of trails through our diverse lakeside property through a variety of habitat and ecosystems, including old growth pine forest, deciduous forest, managed woodlands, wetlands, and restored prairie. Quiet and secluded, Osprey Wilds lets you experience nature immersion at its best. Click for more info.

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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East Central Minnesota

Convenient Location

Osprey Wilds conveniently located in central MN

Centrally located within an hour and a half of the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Saint Cloud, Osprey Wilds is easy to find. Clear signage directs you from the I-35 exit along the five miles to the Center gates. Our convenient location enables you to have a remote nature-immersion experience while saving time, money, and energy.

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Osprey Wilds
54165 Audubon Dr., Sandstone, MN  55072

Osprey Wilds GPS coordinates
(46.117186384284004, -92.99793720245361)

Osprey Wilds driving directions

Lakeside trail 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.
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Ski trails at Osprey Wilds