Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.

TOP NEWS!

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16-19, 2018  Grab your binoculars and a pencil and join in.  Click HERE for more information and be a part of this citizen science project!

Candlelight Skiing

Join us for a candle lit ski on the cross-country ski trails.  We will have a fire roaring in the amphitheater and approximately 2 miles of trail will be lit.  Participants must have their own skis; this program is weather and conditions dependent.  There must be enough snow to groom the ski trail.  Meet at the ski trailhead by the Nature Center amphitheater.
February 20, 2018   6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Pre-Registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671 or click register online.
Cost: $5.00 per person.

Ski and Tea

Join a naturalist for a 45-60 minute turn on our ski trail and then come back inside to warm up with a hot beverage and a treat. Must have own skis and this program is weather and conditions dependent.  There must be enough snow to groom the ski trail.  Meet at the ski trailhead by the Nature Center amphitheater.
February 6, 8,13,15  10:00 A.M.
Pre-Registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671 or click register online.
Cost: $5.00 per person.

Animal Stories for Preschoolers

March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 am.  Please pre-register for this series by calling (920) 391-3671 or click register online.

 

The Keystone – Dawne Cramer

On Tuesday, November 27th, after a truly remarkable battle with cancer we said our final “Goodbye” to our revered Park, Recreation and Forestry Director, Dawne Cramer.  Click to read more…

A Natural Expansion

A Natural Expansion, our capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building is nearing the $2.5 million funding level needed to break ground! We’re so close. Can you help? Read more…

Click on Page Titles for More Information!

About Us

Brief overview of the Wildlife Sanctuary, including Mission and Goals.

Getting Here

Map and directions.

Map Out Your Day!

Map of the park itself with descriptions of buildings, special habitats and things to do.

Facility Hours and Phone Numbers

Summer and winter hours, as well as phone numbers for the different buildings.

FAQs

Brief overview of the Wildlife Sanctuary, including Mission and Goals.

Trails

Trail information, trail map and WLS blog.

Fishing

Fishing etiquette, finishing information and Manger Lagoon information.

Accessibility

Information about wheelchair accessible areas of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Room Rentals

Spaces available for rental, descriptions, floor plans and policies.

Photo Policy

Important information about shooting photos at the Wildlife Sanctuary.