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Lakota Wolf Preserve

Address: 89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832
Phone Number: 877-SEE-WOLF
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well worth the visit. The owners are really knowledgeable and congenial. The wolves are really breathtaking. Great experience!

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We recently visited the preserve with our two children, ages 9 and 7. We had a very large group tour -- close to 40 or 50 -- and I found it challenging to catch everything Jim said about the wolves. He's a wikipedia on wolves, which is great, but he talks too fast and his voice failed to carry to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a very unique experience. The perserve is owned and operated by Jim and Becky who passion for these beautiful creatures is evident. Thier presentation into the lives and habits fo the wolves is extremely interesting. You gain a new appreciation for these wild and beautiful animals. As the other reviewers have said, when they get them to howl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We all had a fantastic time at Lakota Wolf Preserve during our trip there in January 2015. The two tour guides (who were also the owners/operators of the preserve) were extremely friendly and full of knowledge about the wolves, bobcats, and foxes on the preserve. The tour through the preserve was well worth the $15 (it was almost an 1... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a wonderful opportunity to see wolves, bobcats and foxes up close and personal. Although you cannot go into the pens with the wolves (though you might want to!), Jim and Becky give educational talks filled with experience, facts and humor. It is an incredible hour and a half that goes by quickly. When the wolves howl, it's nature... More 

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Brookhaven, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Go, see, and learn! Wonderful experience with people who truly love the animals in their care. cannot wait to go again in the winter when the wolves are at play!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What an amazing place. You are walking down a path; one of the owners starts to call out their names and suddenly 16 wolves are howling all at once and you are in the middle of it. We learned so much and really, when do you ever get a chance to be 10 feet away from a wolf? Don't forget... More 

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burlington, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Whether you are a wolf enthusiast or a wildlife photographer, you will definitely enjoy this experience. The owners truly ensure that you get to learn a lot about their wolf packs and that you get a nice, up close view of their wildlife. Beautiful location, lovely experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the pleasure of visiting the Lakota Wolf Preserve on a photography tour. Jim Stein and Becky Mace own and operate this largest wolf preserve in the Northeast. In addition to Timber, Arctic and British Columbia wolves, they also have foxes and bobcats to view and photograph. Jim Stein's own excellent wolf photos were a real inspiration. A bonus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The wolves are plentiful and come close enough to see. As mentioned in countless other reviews, Jim and Becky are devoted stewards who are the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back, hopefully to camp and hear the wolves howl overnight.

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