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Tamarack Nature Preserve, 1825 Tower Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Trails are not lit and the city recommends visiting only during daylight hours

Tamarack Nature Preserve is a 170 acre wetland preserve in Woodbury containing the southernmost stand of tamarack trees in the state and fen wetlands. The walking loop is just short of 4-miles. Be sure to pack bug spray.

Note that this is a different park than Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Township. If you are looking for the nature playground or the nature center, you are looking for the White Bear park.

8 Ideas for Family Fun at Tamarack Nature Preserve

  1. Go for a hike. The paths are paved, unpaved and boardwalk.
  2. Print the park’s Field Guide and go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt.
  3. Become Citizen Scientists. Download the iNaturalist app so you can be citizen scientists adding your discoveries to those of other participants.
  4. Go Birding and log your findings on the eBird app.
  5. Look for Frogs. See different kinds of frogs found in Minnesota on this Hamline University page.
  6. Run and play on the playground. (Note that this playground is scheduled for replacement in 2023 and may be closed for construction. The project is expected to be completed by September 2023)
  7. Pack a picnic.
  8. Ice Skate in winter.
  9. Cross country ski in winter.

Trail Map of Tamarack Nature Preserve

The best map I’ve found for Tamarack Nature Preserve’s trails is from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District’s website.

Tamarack Nature Preserve Map
Click here to find the original.

Nature to Look For When Visiting:

According to the park’s website, you will find “a great biodiversity of marsh plants, birds and other wild creatures, as well as floating hummocks”.

Video of Tamarack Nature Preserve

The City of Woodbury created a YouTube video to share what visitors can expect at the preserve. Watch the hidden gem video here.


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