Welcome to Boulder Lake ELC

Your premier Environmental Learning Center of the North Woods!

Road into BLELC

Welcome to our 18,000 acre outdoor classroom

Fostering connections to natural resources through education, research, and recreation

Bunkhouse Fundraising

Support the intern bunkhouse! The bunkhouse will provide student interns the opportunity to immerse themselves in our 18,000 acre classroom. To date we have raised $1,395 out of our $3,500 goal to complete our deck and ADA accessible ramp. Your support is appreciated.



Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center provides comprehensive educational programs that contribute to increased understanding and appreciation of natural resources management practices through the Boulder Lake Management Area which provides an interpretive window to showcase resources management including hydroelectric power generation and a working forest environment, and illustrates the many social, biological, and economic benefits of that forest

Program Overview

At Boulder Lake, we offer a variety of programs and educational opportunities. We host the Minnesota Master Naturalist program, host summer camps for K-12 students and have many public opportunities