Deep Portage Learning Center

  • MN


2197 Nature Center Drive NW

United States

About Us

Deep Portage Learning Center is a private, non-profit residential environmental learning center located in north-central Minnesota. Our campus is situated on the south shore of Big Deep Lake and is part of the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, a 6,000 acre tract of glacial hills and lakes covered in birch/aspen/pine transitional forest. We provide science and life skill education programs for over 8,000 students from across Minnesota each year.  Our 54,000 square-foot main building houses guests and contains a 30-foot indoor climbing wall, modern classroom spaces, and full kitchen and meal service facilities. Our campus is heated 100% by biomass gasifiers and 25% of our electricity is produced on-site through photovoltaic panel arrays and wind turbines. Deep Portage operates with a staff of approximately 25, of which 10-12 are educators.