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Lakota Wolf Preserve

89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832
877-SEE-WOLF
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Lakota Wolf Preserve is an incredible wolf sanctuary to visit.  You can see the staff there really care about the wolves there and are very helpful... more »
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

For years, my family and I had heard about Lakota Wolf Preserve so we decided to venture up to check it out. What a delight! The couple who run the preserve are passionate about what they do. The talk was informative and there are many opportunities to ask questions and take pictures. They also have an excellent session on bobcats... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is run by a couple who really care about conservation and love the wolves-informative, breathtaking animals, just plain cool!!!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We drove out from New York City to visit Lakota. It's an easy 1.5 hour drive. Jim did an excellent job of explaining wolf behavior and the animals were gorgeous, as you'd expect. His wife Becky showed us the foxes and bobcats. Answered our many questions. If you love wildlife, go. I would also highly recommend that you take children... More

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New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went on a weekday morning and had a small group of about ten people so we had no problem seeing the wolves. The talk was informative and it was really eerie listening to the wolves howl. We also got to see and learn about bobcats and foxes. The only thing I would say about the tour is that it... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Camp Taylor and sadly due to our packed schedule of lake swimming and trail hiking we didn't get to make it to any of the "wolf talks" meaning I didn't get to see the entire preserve. One evening around 6 pm we did hike up there though and stood on the outside fence and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was such a great informative experience for adults and children. 90 minute tour of their preserve and experiencing these great animals. The owners (a couple) really know their stuff and it's obvious the animals love them and their environment. Don't miss this one in a life time experience, you can't find at the average zoo.

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Loch Arbour, New Jersey
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My grandson and I were on the 10:30 tour. It was very interesting and you really do get to see the wolves up close and listen to them howl! The only negatives were that it was too long for the kids who got restless and it was very crowded which made it a little hard to enjoy.

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New York City, New York
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22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came here during the summer with a group of 4. It was very easy to drive here. There is one section with a steep incline and I hope there's another way to get here during winter because I definitely want to come back. The preserve is actually on the same land as the campground/park. Because of that, part of your... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Was an interesting tour of wolves and bobcats! These animals are well taken care of and reside in this beautiful place full of nature unlike zoos... There was a shuttle that took us all the way to the entrance of their habitat from the parking lot/gift-shop we ended up walking it down. Walking it up is possible as well however... More

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Ewing, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour guides were friendly and informative and truely loved their wolves, foxes and bobcats. The wolves came up to the fence and posed for photos. Jim told us a little about each wolf and he introduced him or her and talked all about wolf behavior in general. At the end of the talk, he and his wife asked the... More

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