7701 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55038
here for Directions.
Click here for a map of the trails
Wargo Master Plan Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your ideas and suggestions will help inform the master plan and shape the future of the nature center
Click here for a virtual tour of the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes, including the Wargo Nature Center!
Hours of Operation:
November 1 - March 31
Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
April 1 - October 31st
Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Anoka County invites you to explore the Joseph E. Wargo Nature Center. The interpretive center is nestled on a beautiful peninsula overlooking George Watch Lake and is part of the 5,000 acre Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve.
Wargo Nature Center is an outdoor learning center designed to be used by the entire community. Thanks to the completion of construction on Highway 14, Wargo is now accessible by road and by a brand new bike trail! Ride out to us this spring or summer and visit our beautiful visitors’ center. It is fully equipped with informational displays, dozens of animal mounts, and a library full of books and periodicals at your disposal.
Near the visitors’ center you will find our wild bird feeders, visited by much more than just a variety of birds. You will also see our many gardens; some to attract butterflies, another to increase water quality, and all are beautiful to look at. Of course, here at Wargo, you will always find experienced and friendly naturalists and staff to answer any of your questions.
Canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, and kicksleds are also available to rent at the visitors’ center.
Center Values Statement:
The Wargo Nature Center is dedicated to creating awareness,
knowledge, and appreciation of natural and cultural environments
and their resources. We strive to foster responsible stewardship
and lifelong learning in people of all ages, abilities,
and backgrounds through environmental and recreational programs