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Wint Nature Center

The Nature Center invites residents and regional visitors to explore and attend on-site programming and special events. Nature interpretive staff will be on site for scheduled programs and events.

The Wint Nature Center provides hands-on natural history exhibits as well as a feeding station viewing area. Year-round educational programs are conducted by parks system's natural resources staff. Community outreach and specialized nature programs include StarLab, Nature Discovery and Scout Badge Days.

  • Field Trips can be scheduled for groups of 15 or more.
  • Scout Badge Days are held during the school year. 
  • "Wild" Birthday Parties for ages 4 - 12. Looking for a fun, different and educational program for your child’s next birthday celebration? Call for details, cost and availability.
  • Cohn Amphitheater with shelter and fire circle accommodates 150-200 guests for events or weddings.
  • Rubach Sensory Garden with gazebo and water garden, located near the nature center.
  • Community outreach and off-site programs available. Sample Programs
  • StarLab
  • Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

View Nature Interpretive Program opportunities Nature Center craft. 

Please note that Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff routinely photographs and videotapes guests enjoying Oakland County Parks, facilities, events and equipment. These images may be used in print, visual presentations and on the website to promote the parks system. If you do not wish yourself and/or children to be photographed, please inform the photographer at that time. Enjoy your visit!


Closed: Mondays
Open for walk-in visitation:
Friday & Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Registered groups and appointments:
Tues. - Thurs.

9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI  48348
(2 1/2 miles north of I-75 --  Exit 89)

248-625-6473 (Wint Nature Center)
248-625-0877 (Park)

Park Hours of Operation:
Approximately 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at park entrance. Open year round. Closed Christmas Day.

Fees & Permits

Daily or annual vehicle permit required (available at the park). View park fees and purchase permits online.