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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.

2015 Spring Nature Education Program Schedule

  • 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?
  • 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.
    Nature Center craft.
  • Community outreach and off-site programs available. Sample Programs
  • StarLab
  • Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Click here for Nature Interpretive Program opportunities  
     
    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, inform the photographer at that time.

Contact

9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348

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

Independence Oaks County Park Hours
Open year round, approximately 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at park entrance.

Wint Nature Center Hours
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Open for walk-in visitation
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday)
1-5 p.m. (Sunday)
Closed Mondays

Naturalist services available by appointment, year-round, Tuesday-Saturday and select Sundays.

Rest of the Year
Open for walk-in visitation
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
1-5 p.m. (Sunday)
Closed Mondays

Directions
Fees & Permits

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

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