Visit Tamarack Nature Center
Service alert - COVID-19
Outdoor trails are open. Discovery Hollow and garden are closed for construction. Outdoor portable toilets will be available. Nature Center building will remain closed. All programs have been canceled through at least August 31. Summer 2020 day camps have been canceled and staff have contacted registrants to issue refunds. Free virtual programming is available.
Helping people discover the value of nature through play, exploration, service and inquiry.
Tamarack Nature Center
5287 Otter Lake Road
White Bear Township, MN 55110
Tamarack Nature Center is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Saint Paul. From Saint Paul, take I-35E north to Highway 96, go east on Highway 96 to Otter Lake Road and turn north. Tamarack Nature Center is located about 2.5 miles on the left side of the road.
Tamarack Nature Center building
|Monday-Friday||8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m|
|Sunday||noon – 4:30 p.m.|
The nature center building is closed during all Ramsey County holidays. Trails and Discovery Hollow remain open to the public.
Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area
Open daily: 9 a.m. - dusk (30 minutes after sunset). Open select evenings, please call for details.
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 4:30 p.m.
Trails are open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes
Trails and Discovery Hollow and Garden are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.