Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

Friends Birdseed Sale

The first birseed sale for this year will be held in November this year.  Orders will be by mail and in person; look for the order forms to be posted in October!


Stay Connected to the WLS

Check out our WLS Youtube channel and subscribe!    Stay the most up to date by checking our WLS Facebook page.         Like or follow WLS on Instagram and Twitter.  


85 year Anniversary!

2021 marks the 85th year of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.  Watch our social media for events related to this wonderful milestone!  Visit our WLS Channel and check the Facebook page for slideshows celebrating 85 years.

Trail Fitness Walks

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and Thursdays at 3:00 PM in September and October–FREE! Meet in front of the Nature Center. Please call (920) 391-3671 so we know to expect you. Walk with a naturalist on the Sanctuary trails for about 45 minutes. Some terrain is uneven and is not paved. Wear your fitness tracker and sturdy shoes!


Sanctuary Storytime

Join us for storytime on Mondays at 10:00 AM. We’ll read a story, do a simple craft project or activity, and sometimes an animal friend pays a visit!  Pre-registration is required by calling (920) 391-3671. Space is limited. FREE but donations are accepted.

Thank You 

The 16th Annual Walk for Wildlife was once again a great success! Thank you to all the volunteers, walkers and supporters of this wonderful event for wildlife!


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.


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


Trail information, trail map and trail report 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.