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.

Trail Fitness Walks

Mondays and Wednesdays in May at 3:00 PM.  Free!  We will spend about 45 minutes on our trails walking at a brisk pace.  Please call us (920)391-3671 to let us know you plan to walk with us.

Animal FAQs

Click HERE for frequently asked questions about our animals and wildlife in need.



Give them space!

Our nesting geese can be very protective.  Please give them space.  Be aware, as more plants and insect become available, geese and ducks may not be hungry for corn.

Migratory Bird Day

 Dim the lights for the birds at night.   #WMBD2022

FREE Summer Animal Series

Programs begin the last week of May.  Check the main calendar for information.

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.  

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.


Frequently Asked Questions.


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.