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.

WLS Covid-19 update:

♦ The paved Habi-trek Trail, Raptor Trail area, outdoor exhibits and floating boardwalk/waterfalls area will remain open.
♦ All hiking trails will remain open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM daily.
♦ The Deer Tower is not open at this time.
♦ There are no public restrooms available right now.
♦ Call (920) 391-3685 for injured or orphaned wild animals.
♦ Corn sales will continue from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM outside the Observation Building, no change will be available.
Please continue to check this site and check our Facebook page for the most current updates.
We appreciate your support and your understanding through these unusual times.
Please call the office at (920) 391-3671 or Steve Lakatos, Superintendent, at (920) 391-3675 with questions.


Visit us

Some public programs are being offered.  Please check our calendar page for dates, times, fees, and registration information.Please remember Covid-19 safety practicies when attending programs.

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!

Established January 13, 1936.  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 for slideshows celebrating 85 years.

School and community EE

Outdoor in-person educational programs and virtual programs are available! We will work with you to fit something to your needs.  Please call us at (920)391-3677 to talk with Kim or (920)391-3686 to talk with Jody!

Try our Picture Scavenger Hunts

Summer Camp

Summer nature related camp information is now available for 2021. 2021 Summer Camp Brochure

Please call us at 920-391-3671 with questions or for more information.

Thank You!

February 16-17 2021 was the Give Big Green Bay campaign.   People in our community supported 45 wonderful organizations in our area, including the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.    Thank you for your generosity!  Check it out:  GIVE BIG GREEN BAY

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.