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Maps and directions

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE FISH LAKE NATURE TRAIL (public access, ski trails, bison viewing gazebo, woodpecker walks) CLICK HERE: The Fish Lake parking lot is located ~7 minutes driving from Cedar Creek's headquarters on Fawn Lake Drive.


From the south
Take 35W north to the exit for U.S. 10, which will be exit 30. Drive west on U.S. 10 for 2.5 miles to the exit for Highway 65 (also called Central Avenue). Exit onto Highway 65 (Central Avenue) and continue north 18 miles to 237 Ave NE. This is known locally as “Cooper’s Corner.” There will be a gas station and a Subway on the NE corner. Take a right (east) on 237th and proceed one mile to the “T”. At the “T”, turn left and follow the road around the long curve. Once around the curve, begin looking on the right for the large, brown, rural mailbox with a sign reading “2660.” It is about one mile from the “T” to the mailbox. At the mailbox, turn right into the Cedar Creek campus. Bear left to the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center and park.
From the east

Take Interstate 94 west toward the Twin Cities. At the 494/694 interchange, turn right (north) on 694. This will carry you north and then west. Stay on 694 until you reach Interstate 35W. Be careful here, because there is a Interstate 35E, which you will pass first and which you don’t want to take. Turn right (north) on 35W and follow the directions above.

From the west

Take Interstate 94 east toward the Twin Cities. Interstate 94 splits off to the south-east and Interstate 694 proceeds east. Take 694 to to Highway 65 (also called Central Avenue). Turn north and pick up the directions for Highway 65 above

From the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus

Take Cleveland Avenue north from campus. It will turn into 35W. Follow the directions above.

Travel information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve 
2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
Bethel, Minnesota 55005-9718
Phone: 612-301-2600
Fax: 612-301-2626