Situated on the western edge of the Twin Cities, Carver Park Reserve is home to the Lowry Nature Center, Grimm Farm Historic Site and King Waterbird Sanctuary. Visitors here may spot Trumpeter Swans, osprey, mink, white-tailed deer, barred owls and a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. Year-round, visitors here can explore activities that take advantage of our winding trails, rolling wooded terrain and interconnected lakes and marshes.
We take great care to preserve the natural beauty of this park through the efforts of our Natural Resources division. Volunteers are an important part of this work. Please contact us for opportunities in this or a variety of other volunteer-based roles.
Carver Cross-country Ski Trails
Carver Park Reserve has 18.2K (11.3 miles) of trails for beginning to intermediate skiers, featuring a wide variety of terrain, from hardwood forests to marshlands. Ski rentals are available on weekends and holidays, as conditions permit. Call 952.446.1801 for more information.
Get directions to the trailhead. Note: While the driving directions are correct up to Springview Rd. (which is actually Springview Dr.), we suggest using coordinates 44.8836, -93.703306 for GPS devices instead of the street address. We have reported the error to GoogleMaps.
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