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Join us for the 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. Please click here for more...

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Fall Workshop, September 29-October 1, 2017.

This Minnesota Department of Natural Resources workshop, to be held at Deep Portage, offers three sessions of outdoors-related classes. Classes still open include Bee Keeping, Floating Classroom, Shotgun Shooting, Walking Stick Carving, Fly Fishing, Archery, Fun with Birds and Pine Needle Basking Making. The $195 per person fee includes Friday night-Sunday afternoon lodging, meals and snacks, three outdoor skill classes, a campfire on Friday night, an evening program on Saturday, class equipment and instruction. Scholarships are available. For additional information and registration form, visit...

Deep Portage Summer Programs

Deep Portage family summer programs are back! This summer we’ll have a wide variety of programs including: fly tying, family canoeing, family archery, a renewable energy tour, and more. Programs are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm throughout the summer. Get more details here...

“Sight in Your Rifle” at the Deep Portage Range

Come out to Deep Portage on Saturday, October 22, to sight in your firearm for hunting season.  This is a free program, open to the public, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please do not bring handguns. Call Deep Portage at 218-682-2325 or email portage@uslink.net for additional information.  Deep Portage is located 10 miles east of Hackensack, off Cass County Road...

2016 Deep Portage Annual Meeting!

Deep Portage Board of Directors Annual Meeting – Saturday, November 12th at 10 a.m. in Heritage Hall. The business meeting will be followed by a program and noon lunch.  Please call or email Deep Portage to RSVP.

Winter Rendezvous! Save the Date…

The Deep Portage Annual Winter Rendezvous will happen January 21, 2017. Calling all past staff: We miss you! Come on back and take part in the fun! You can message us on Facebook if you would like to volunteer. More to come…

2018 Deep Portage Summer Camps

Deep Portage Summer Camp Dates are set! If you would like to join us for an unforgettable camp experience, you can check out camp descriptions and dates for Summer 2018 on our website. Casey Stanley is our Summer Camp Director and Kathy Braswell is the Camp Registrar. Call (218) 682-2325 or e-mail portage@uslink.net with...

Eyes Out for Owls…

This might be a great weekend to get out and see what Owls are in your area.  This is a picture of a Great gray owl (Strix nebulosa).  We are lucky to see them near Deep Portage.  They are residents of the boreal forest.  This is the tallest owl in MN.  They dine primarily on voles, mice, shrews, and squirrels.  Distinguishing characteristics of this owl would include yellow eyes, ivory/yellow bill, and concentric circle pattern on the face.  They also sport a white feather patch that looks like a bow tie.  You might find they look a bit like  a Barred owl, but the Great gray will stand out by it’s large size and poofy feather appearance.  Happy Birding!  Winter is a great time to see some really special...

Summer Camp

Deep Portage Summer Camp Dates are set! If you would like to join us for an unforgettable camp experience –  you can check out camp descriptions and dates for Summer 2015 on our website.  Casey Stanley is our Summer Camp Director and Kathy Braswell is the Registrar for camps.  You can call (218 682-2325) or e-mail (portage@uslink.net)with questions....

Winter Rendezvous! Save the Date…

The Deep Portage Annual Winter Rendezvous will happen January 24,2015.  Calling all past staff…We miss you, come on back and take part in the fun! Cory Clausius will be coordinating the event this year.  You can message him on facebook if you would like to volunteer.  More to...