Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

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  • Free admission. Free parking. X-Cnty skiing: 1/2 day equipment rental. Ski rental $6.00Canoe rental on Dobbins Creek and East Side Lake $10 1/2 day rental, canoe, paddles and lifejacketsNo Ski passes $1 ski rental 18 and under, Adults 19 over $6


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Located on a Lake or River

  • East Side


  • Turn North off of Interstate 90 at the 21st street exit in Austin, Exit 180B. Go 1/4 of a mile north on 21st street, look for signs for the J.C. Hormel Natrure Center.,

Other Date Information

  • Visitor Center: 9am to noon and 1-5pm M-SA. 1-5 pm Sundays. Trail hours 6am-10pm. Closed holidays.Ski rental depends on snow conditions. Canoe rental Mid-May to Mid-September

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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