Long Lake Conservation Center
your destination for DISCOVERY!
On the map, Long Lake Conservation Center is in the heart of Aitkin County, south of Palisade, between McGregor and Aitkin. As a county park and nature education facility, Long Lake Conservation Center is the place for learning, discovery, and connecting to nature. Our mission is to encourage the exploration, conservation, education, and appreciation of nature! Everyday we work to connect people with nature. Primarily, Long Lake serves schools by hosting overnight, nature immersion field trips called the Long Lake Field Study. Additionally, we offer week long summer camps, adult programs, facility rentals, and community workshops. Long Lake Conservation Center sits on 760 acres and features a private lake, miles of hiking trails, ski trails, a bog boardwalk, geocaches, and more! Mark Long Lake Conservation Center on your map as a destination for discovery, we cannot wait to explore with you!
Long Lake Conservation Center’s purpose is to inspire a deep appreciation of nature so that all those who experience Long Lake build skills and affect to respect the natural world surrounding them and accomplish lifelong stewardship of the environment. We started working towards this purpose in 1963. Over the years thousands of learners explored the bogs, lakes, and woods of the Conservation Center. If you have walked our trails a hundred times or you have never been to Long Lake before, we would love to see you in 2019. This year we are adding more ways to discover and learn, from a wide offering of community workshops, to new summer camps, and even new school trip models. It is our guarantee that no matter your age, education, ability, or interests; you will make a discovery at Long Lake that will deepen your appreciation for nature.