Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

A Natural Expansion - Click to Donate Now!

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. requests 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 grow our innovative 4K nature-based education program and environmental education classes. Read more…

Habitat Stewards

Volunteers wanted for Forest Floor Control: Wednesday, April 5 and 19 at 10:00 AM.  Please meet in Nature Center lobby.  Bring your own work gloves.  Contact Kate Hau, WLS Natural Resource Specialist, to RSVP or for more information at 920-391-3678.

Trail Fitness Walks

Wednesdays in April at 12 noon.  FREE!  Bring sturdy shoes, and we will walk at a brisk pace on the trails for about 45 minutes.  Meet in the Nature Center.

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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.