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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

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Day Hours

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.


Holiday hours

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 

5 a.m. - 11 p.m., daily.


Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.


Trails are open 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., daily.

Winter Recreation Rental Shack

Closed for the season.


View Tamarack Nature Center policies and ordinances.


Trails and Discovery Hollow and Garden are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Donate to Tamarack

A donation to Tamarack can go a long way in supporting our educational programs for the community! Donations can be made by calling our office at 651-266-0360.