Visiting Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
GPS coordinates: 46.117186384284004, -92.99793720245361
54165 Audubon Drive, Sandstone, MN 55072
The beautiful and peaceful Osprey Wild property is unique and encompasses a variety of habitats 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.
Activities & Events
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.
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
Parking & Maps
Parking is free and can be found in front of our office and dining hall building. See point (a) on our trail map.
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+.