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NHAL Crystal Lake Nature Center
NHAL Crystal Lake Nature Center

The Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest has a nature center at the Crystal Lake Campground picnic area that includes a variety of educational displays and activities for the entire family. Within the NHAL, there are also five interpretive trails for those who would like to take a self-guided tour of the forest landscape. The trails traverse varied terrain and expose visitors to a wide range of natural habitats.

The nature center is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Volunteer hosts will be on duty in the nature center to share educational information with visitors. In addition to the daily activities at the nature center, there are also family nature programs, kids programs, information sessions with our foresters, and information sessions with conservation wardens. All of our programming is free and open to the public. A state park vehicle sticker is required. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Crystal Lake Nature Center hours

Monday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Closed Sunday

For more information about the Crystal Lake Nature Center please contact the Crystal Lake Visitor Station at 715-542-3923.

Last Revised: Monday April 02 2018