Location & Hours

Building open hours are variable as we arrange for volunteer receptionists.  In the coming weeks we will be open at least from 9-12 Monday through Thursday, and some afternoons, and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM. Later this Summer we hope to be open from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. The Park is open dawn to dusk.

The location of the Park Entrance road to the nature center is very close to 10000 Stillwater Lane North, Lake Elmo, MN. On Google maps the nature center location shows as 3548 Kelvin Ave N Lake Elmo, MN 55042, don’t go there as there is no road connection from this address to the nature center location. Click here for directions.

On County Road 14 (Old State Highway 5) between Lake Elmo Avenue (County 17) and the roundabout at Jamaca,  you will see the new sign “Sunfish Lake Park / Nature Center”.

County Road 14 sign

watch for this sign along County Road 14 between Lake Elmo Ave and the roundabout at Jamaca

Follow the arrow, and you will see the park entrance sign that mentions the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center. Turn in and follow the entry road (right hand side) to the parking lot. The left hand road is the exit road.

Sign at Park entry 6-18-18

 

The following maps show the location of the nature center.

Embedded map of the park, showing the location of the nature center at the pin.

Google Earth, wide view

Google Earth view of the park showing the location of the nature center at the pin and it’s leased land inside the blue square.  The most recent photo does not show the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center (yet)

Google Earth, closer in

Google Earth view of the leased land within the black rectangle and the nature center footprint as the red rectangle.