Tamarack Nature Center Prairie

Tamarack Nature Center

TNCLogo.jpgLocated just 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tamarack Nature Center is a 320-acre preserve within Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park in White Bear Township. More than four miles of wood-chipped paths, paved trails and boardwalks provide year-round access to forests, prairies, ponds and the Discovery Hollow and Garden natural play area.


About Tamarack Nature Center

Make the most ​​​​​out of a visit to Tamarack Nature Center. Find information about Tamarack Nature Center including hours, directions, policies, and maps.

Discovery Hollow and Garden

Nature play at its best. Visitors find natural spaces to crawl, climb and splash at Discovery Hollow and Garden. Find directions, hours and the group policy.

Programs & Events

Naturalist lead programs and events for groups, individuals and families.

Early Learning 

Young naturalists begin here.

Facility and Equipment Rentals

Get away and enjoy the great outdoors. Tamarack Nature Center rents snow shoes, skis, educational materials and facilities.




Join our volunteer force. Tamarack Nature Center encourages anyone with an interest in preserving and enjoying nature to volunteer.

What's New

Discovery Hollow closed April 18 and April 24
Bald Eagle Lake Alum Treatment Starts May 5
Controlled Burns Planned for Numerous Parks in April and May
Volunteers Needed for April 26 Earth Day Parks Cleanup
Summer Day Camp Registration Open at Tamarack Nature Center!

Contact Us

5287 Otter Lake Road
White Bear Township, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-5350
Fax: 651-407-5354