Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.


A Natural Expansion

The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary. Inc.  request your  assistance in its capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building. This expansion is critically needed and most importantly will allow us to double our innovative 4K nature-based education program from one classroom to two, for two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon. Read more…

Cross-country Skiing at the Wildlife Sanctuary

Skiing Events scheduled for January are weather and conditions permitting. Programs are $5.00 per person. Our ski trails are open daily from 8am-4:30pm.  Program dates are listed on the main calendar page.  Please call 920-391-3671 for information, or check WLS Facebook for day of information, or click blog/trail report.

Backyard bird count

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17-20, 2017.   Join in!  More information at the GBBC website.

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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.


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


Trail information, trail map and WLS blog.


Fishing etiquette, finishing information and Manger Lagoon information.


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.

Donate to A Natural Expansion
Our 2016 Capital Campaign!