About Us

Our Mission

The National Loon Center’s mission is to be an interactive educational destination that transforms visitors into champions for loons and freshwater everywhere.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in loon preservation and freshwater conservation and an
educational, family-friendly destination with a positive impact on the local community, the regional ecosystem and visitors from across the nation.


  • John Forney, President
  • Bob Long, Vice President
  • Scott Johnson, Treasurer
  • Carla White, Secretary
  • Jim Anderson, Director
  • Matt Kilian, Director
  • Carrol Henderson, Director
  • Leah Heggerston, Director
  • Tim Searles, Director
  • Scott Mitchell, Director
  • Chip Leer, Director
  • Keith Kellen, Director
  • Shannon Watters, Director
  • Mary Jo Fritsvold, Director

The National Loon Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, working with many partners across the country to protect loons and freshwater ecosystems.



National Loon Center
PO Box 642
Crosslake, MN 56442
218-692-LOON (5666)


We welcome partnerships with other organizations and encourage visitors to join in advocacy efforts.