Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center 

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Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

54165 Audubon Drive
Sandstone, MN 55072

About 90 miles north of Twin Cities, 60 miles south of Duluth via I-35. At Sandstone exit #191, take Hwy 61 west about 2 mi; turn right on Cty 27 then left at 'T' (still 27). Go 3 mi, turn right on Fox Rd (Cty 17), then immediate left into Audubon Dr.

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Osprey Wilds is a 501(c)(3) public charity, residential environmental learning center, and conference & retreat center nestled on the shores of Grindstone Lake in east-central Minnesota. We are committed to developing an understanding, ethics, and responsibility regarding the environment and stewardship through formal and informal teaching that links nature and humans.

We offer:

  • Year-round Outdoor School programming
  • School field trips and nature immersion learning experiences
  • Youth and family camps
  • Community events for all ages
  • College courses
  • Day tours and programs
  • Adult learning experiences
  • Wildlife programs: on-site and off-site
  • Comfortable lodging for 162+ people plus rustic cabin and camping options
  • Wonderful, scratch-based meal service
  • Conference & retreat center rentals


Office & trails are open Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Trails also accessible on some Saturdays, but please call first. Adult and youth programs throughout the year - check our website.


Check our website for info on programs and center rental for conferences and retreats. Or call us with specific questions.

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