Rules of Use

The college community and the general public are welcome to use the St. Olaf Natural Lands throughout the year.

Please follow these simple rules for your safety and enjoyment:

1. Keep your dogs on a 6′ physical leash. Please stay on trails and remove all droppings. Field dog training is not permitted.

2. No unauthorized vehicles.

3. Please avoid trails where no bike riding is indicated. Bike riders must always yield to pedestrians and runners.

4. No camping or fires permitted.

5. No hunting or collection of plants, animals or soils without permission.

In case of emergency, call Public Safety 507 786-3666 or 911.


Project Permit  is required for class or research projects.


Photo: Red-tailed Hawk and Turkey Vulture in Heath Creek