Help us answer the call of the loon.
The National Loon Center in Crosslake, Minnesota aims to restore and protect loon breeding habitats, enhance responsible recreation, and serve as a national leader in advancing loon and freshwater research and education.
Did you know that 1 in 5 loon deaths in Minnesota result from lead poisoning? Check out this video to learn how you can take simple steps to protect loons:
Conserve, protect, act.
Conservation programs and projects like the National Loon Center and our National Freshwater Institute will help protect loons for future generations by showing the world how to enhance our lakeshore habitats and freshwater quality, increase loon populations, and reduce unnecessary loon mortality.
The National Loon Center
COMING IN 2025
This interactive, educational and recreational center in Crosslake, Minnesota will be a national destination for nature-lovers and conservationists.
The loons are calling.
We’re breaking ground on the National Loon Center’s outdoor exhibits and site improvements in 2024. Building and design work on the facility will continue with a public opening aiming for 2025. Your donation will enrich the lives of visitors while protecting freshwater and this elegant and important national symbol.