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Minnesota Outdoor Education and Recreation


You sense it the moment you start down our 2-1/2 mile driveway. You have arrived at the region’s finest full service environmental education/outdoor recreation center. Here before you lies Minnesota’s largest outdoor classroom. Nearly ten square miles of rolling hills, pristine lakes and dense forests await your exploration. It’s a quiet land of sandy glacial hills, where the majestic red pine grows and Orion shines with unparalleled clarity. At the end of the drive, nestled between a glacial ridge and Big Deep lake, is your home away from home — the 54,000 square foot cedar and fieldstone Resource Heritage Center Lodge. Our friendly staff and home cooked meals make your stay an extraordinary experience.

39th Annual Winter Rendezvous

Deep Portage Learning Center invites everyone to participate in the 39th Annual Winter Rendezvous—a fun-filled day of old-time games and activities—on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Registration will begin at 9:30 am, and the day will wrap up with an awards ceremony beginning at 2 pm.

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2197 Nature Center Drive NW
Hackensack, MN 56452


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What’s New?

Join us for the 39th Annual Winter Rendezvous!

2018 Summer Camp Dates Are Set!

2018 Summer Program schedule will be announced Spring 2018.