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Lakota Wolf Preserve

89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832
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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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Manchester, New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Seeing first hand a couple of wonderful folks concerned about the wolves and other wildlife is a confirmation, to me, that people still care. These animals are not just an attraction, they are a lesson in the need to preserve.

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Estell manor
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

4 years running now my family has been coming here. It gets better every year. The wolves are beautiful & well taken care of. You can't help but feel invested.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our family loves wolves so this seemed like a great day trip idea. It was an easy drive there. The hike to the preserve is beautiful, the campgrounds that the preserve is on is very pretty. There is a nice trail and a pretty lake. We went on a Saturday afternoon and there were a lot of people there for... More

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New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had never heard of this place until we decided to camp at Camp Taylor, which is on the same property. Everyone was talking about it so we figured, why not go visit the wolves? That was one of the best decisions we made! There is a shuttle from Camp Taylor to the reserve, but we decided to just walk... More

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Franklin Lakes, NJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I actually camped here that weekend and could hear the wolves howling during the night. It was an amazing experience. They are beautiful and clearly well taken care of. I can't wait to go back.

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Springfield, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you can, make this trip and visit Jim and Becky and the wolves, foxes and bobcats. Not only educational, these are stunning creatures you rarely get to see. Jim and Becky care for these animals, and it shows in every aspect of the tour, talk, preserve. I am longing to go back. Of all my NJ trips, this is... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This has to be one of the coolest places in the country! Not only do you get to see wolves in their natural habitat, you are greeted and educated by a highly-trained staff and leave the preserve with a better understanding for wolves and other NJ wildlife. Unfortunately, you cannot pet the wolves like you can at Howling Woods in... More

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Lakotawolf, Manager at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. glad you had a good time. please know that at howling woods in NJ they have wolf hybrids not purebred wolves that is why you are allowed to pet them. all our animals are real wolves so it is against the law for the public to have contact. Just wanted to clear that up. Thank... More

Piscataway, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My grandson has been fascinated with wolves for years. He thoroughly enjoyed this facility. The wolves are enclosed in acres of property and come close to the chain link fence for photo ops. I read the website before hand and got the impression an observation tower was utilized and was glad to discover this was not the case. A couple... More

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