The St. Croix Valley's Natural Home

Open 361 days a year from 8:00am to 4:30pm


Carpenter Nature Center is committed to nurturing the physical, mental, and emotional health of the community. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and making decisions about our operations based on guidance from regional medical experts, the CDC, and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Health.

The visitor center, trails, and restrooms are open seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on our Minnesota Campus. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset on our Wisconsin Campus. Click here for more detailed information.

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