Lent Township Lent Township

Lent Township is very fortunate to include 5,136 of the 8,862 acres of the scenic Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area located within Chisago County. The Sunrise Unit of Carlos Avery WMA is a vast stretch of tamarack bog that borders the Sunrise River and provides an excellent opportunity to see aquatic birds. The upland areas are primarily old fields, grasslands, oak woodlands and food plots. Various opportunities to experience nature include fishing, canoeing, bird watching, hiking, and hunting. Public hunting is the primary recreational use of the WMA with deer, waterfowl, squirrel and turkey the most sought after species. The area is closed from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am each night.

Lent Township has two park areas. The Reiger and Gladys Olson Memorial Recreation Area, located behind the fire station in Stacy, boasts a softball field with bleachers for the adults and colorful playground equipment for the younger generation. The Swanberg Park, located adjacent to the Lent Town Hall, features a ball field for family and team play. The park also includes a new playground and picnic areas.

The local residents encourage visitors to enjoy the scenic views while winding their way along the easily accessible Sunrise Prairie Trail, which extends beyond the north/south boundaries of Lent Township. The Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad, a predecessor of the Northern Pacific Railway, was completed from St. Paul to Duluth in 1870. In 1970, it became the Burlington Northern Railroad. The Sunrise Prairie Trail was built on the bed of the abandoned rail line. The 10' wide, paved trail is open for walking and running, biking and rollerblading. Snowmobiling and horseback riding is allowed on the parallel non-paved portion of the trail. Sightings of deer, grouse, wild turkey and waterfowl is common. A Park-n-Ride lot is conveniently located adjacent to the trail as it crosses County Road 17 approximately .5 miles east of I-35.

The North Branch Sno-Drifters club maintains many miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the township.

The Lent Town Park Board is open to new ideas and suggestions from the public regarding existing and future parks and recreation opportunities. Comments for parks can be sent to the Lent Town Clerk.


9 hole disc golf course is located near Rieger Park.



Park and Outdoor Town Hall Information

For Pickleball Information and Schedule contact Outdoor Pickleball Courts are now open!

Hopscotch is now at the Park!

Bring your aluminum cans to help support the parks! Located across from the Town Hall

The Town Hall now has a Little Free Library! Come take a peak at the selection. If you have any books to donate, please bring them by and add them!



Electric Companies

Natural Gas Companies

Sanitation Companies

Phone, Cable and Internet

Household Hazardous Waste

Where is the nearest compost site?

Chisago City's compost site is located at the Chisago Lakes Joint Wastewater Treatment site off County Road 24, 31501 Lofton Avenue North, in Chisago City.
The site is open from mid-April through mid-November, weather permitting. Hours are: Wednesdays: 2 PM - 7 PM (or until dusk in the fall) | Saturdays: 9 AM - 4 PM | Sundays: 1 PM - 4 PM
Please note that there may be a small fee for Township residents
The Township has two Cleanup Days per year - Fall and Spring

Evergreen Recycling LLC

Medical Services

Fairview Hospitals & Clinics

  • M Health Fairview
    5200 Fairview Blvd
    Wyoming, MN 55092
    TTD/TTY 651-982-7339
  • M Health Fairview Clinic North Branch
    5366 386th Street
    North Branch, MN 55056

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

  • Cambridge Medical Center
    701 South Dellwood Street
    Cambridge, MN 55008

Ambulance Service

Fire Service

Sheriff's Office

  • Emergency Communications Center: Phone: 651-257-4100
    Phone: 651-213-6300
    Fax: 651-213-6341
    15230 Per Road
    Center City, MN 55012
  • Dial 911 for an emergency

Area Schools

North Branch ISD 138

General Switchboard: 651-674-1000

  • Sunrise Prairie Elementary School - 651-674-1100
  • Middle School - 651-674-1300
  • High School - 651-674-1500

Chisago Lakes ISD 2144

General Switchboard: 651-213-2000

Elementary Schools

  • Primary School - 651-213-2200
  • Taylors Falls Elementary - 651-213-2100
  • Lakeside Elementary - 651-213-2300

Middle & High School

  • Middle School - 651-213-2400
  • High School - 651-213-2500


  • Community Education - 651-213-2600
  • District Office - 651-213-2000
  • Pathways - 651-213-2071
  • Hunt's Transportation - 651-213-2020

Forest Lake ISD 831

General Switchboard: 651-982-8100


  • Columbus Elementary - 651-982-8900
  • Forest Lake Elementary - 651-982-3200
  • Forest View Elementary - 651-982-8200
  • Lino Lakes Elementary - 651-982-8850
  • Linwood Elementary - 651-982-1900
  • Central Montessori Elementary - 651-982-3150
  • Scandia Elementary - 651-982-3300
  • Wyoming Elementary - 651-982-8000

Junior High

  • Century Junior High - 651-982-3000
  • Southwest Junior High - 651-982-8700

Senior High

  • Forest Lake Area High School - 651-982-8400

Area Learning Center - 651-982-3170

Other Area Schools



Play Pickleball on Tuesdays! The outdoor court is ready for play anytime! 

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