We are open

As people it is in our nature to be inquisitive, curious, and question what is around us.This is why throughout history we have had explorers, adventurers and naturalists pushing the parameters; looking further into the natural world to satisfy their hunger of wondering and discovering.

At Long Lake Conservation Center it is in our nature as naturalists to help others satisfy their curiosities “IN our nature.” Long Lake Conservation Center is a resource for every person of every age. Whether you come for 10 minutes to sit with a view of the lake, a day trip of exploring on your own, or you have an organized group that would like a nature based education program Long Lake is the place for you.
We have 760 acres of nature to explore including our 3 main hiking trails and our cross-country ski trail!

If you are looking for a chance to get out in nature and take a break from the stresses of the world visit Long Lake Conservation Center.


Long Lake CC

Your support is more important than ever. We must raise and conserve resources in order to stay operable. Donate to the Long Lake Conservation Foundation, our nonprofit partner. 

Explore & Recreate at Long Lake CC

Our hiking and ski trails remain open and accessible as part of the Aitkin County Parks System. 

NEW AUDIO TOURS are now available for guided hikes at Long Lake Conservation Center!

Continue Learning

with Long Lake CC

Our Distance Learning platform, Long Lake View, is available for teachers and families to use. Long Lake view incorporates virtual video adventures, hands-on activities, and worksheets.