School and Non-profit Rentals

The nature center building is available to:

  • St. Clair County schools
  • Schools outside of St. Clair County
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-exempt business groups


How to reserve a room 

To reserve the nature center, call (810) 364-5477 to determine availability or submit an availability inquiry. Priority is given to school programs. Once you have secured a date, time and room, please fill out an electronic Non-profit and School Building Application .


Rental hours:

Monday – Sunday

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Fees and general information 

Normal business hours for the Pine River Nature Center are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Events held after normal business hours will be charged the per day cost if applicable plus $50/hour for each additional hour outside of normal business hours. 


Fees for St. Clair County schools and non-profit organizations:

During business hours


No fee 

After business hours
Use of grill 






Fees for schools outside of St. Clair County: 

During business hours

  • 4 hours or less 
  • Over 4 hours 




After business hours $50/hour 

Use of grill  








Please make checks payable to St. Clair County RESA.



Catering is NOT available, but you are welcome to bring your own food or coordinate catering. A toaster oven, coffeemaker and microwave are available. There is very limited space in the refrigerator.


There is a $10 charge to use the nature center's grill.