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Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

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Lucerne Valley, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
+1 760-248-7818
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One of the best experiences of my life!

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a very special place. The wolves along with the knowledgeable staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Upland, California
via mobile
The most unique and wild adventure

Having a love for animals, I stumbled upon this wolf sanctuary when trying to find something unique... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Easton E
New York
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Visitors are allowed to interact with over a dozen wolves at this nonprofit that is dedicated to rescuing the animals from various unfavorable environments.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Lucerne Valley, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
+1 760-248-7818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a very special place. The wolves along with the knowledgeable staff imparted to us such valuable information. My son is already mapping out his plans to visit in South Lake Tahoe. ♥️ Thank you for all you guys do!

Thank kiki62572
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Having a love for animals, I stumbled upon this wolf sanctuary when trying to find something unique to do on my day off. Having the spontaneous gene in my body, I enticed a friend of mine to join me on this adventure. After almost 2...More

Thank Easton E
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Today was nothing short of wonderful, magical and educational. We were honoured as we met Tonya, her sister and their pack of well loved, and cared for wolves. We travelled all the way from the land down under (Australia) to come to California and ventured...More

Thank Susie Q
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I have spoken to the people at Wolf Mountain Sanctuary on the phone twice now, getting ready for our tour, and my assessment is that these are very nice hard working people dedicated to taking care of the animals, not us. WE are supposed to...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I was really looking forward to taking tour of the sanctuary however I could not anyone to answer the phone. I called several times on Wednesday and no one answered the phone nor could I leave a message to receive a call back. The only...More

Thank lmfoster2213
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a life altering experience. Where on earth can you snuggle with a wolf & and pet such incredible animals. It's a luxury to be so up close and personal. If you're an animal lover you're going to be in heaven...More

1  Thank Karin T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There's no other place you can go and interact with wolves and have your picture taken with them. The staff is so friendly, the locale is clean and each wolf has a story. There's a small gift shop and restroom facility. The tour lasts an...More

Thank Rita G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was an amazing time, being able o hang out and interact with wolves. A definite must do!! I can cross this off my bucket list!!!!

Thank djcalderon1
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful animals! Our tour guide Nae Nae was very knowledgeable, friendly and upbeat! She made the tour fun while giving us the background on each wolf and telling us about the sanctuary. We will definitely be going back and bringing friends and family! ❤

Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

What an unforgettable experience! Our guide provided a lot of detailed info about each wolf and other (heartbreaking) info about the state of our wolves in this country. I would love to go back again, even though it was over 2 hour drive, it was...More

Thank juliehdz923
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I have a trip planned to California the end of June. When I came across this website I was thrilled to have a chance to interact with wolves. They are truly magnificent creatures. After reading the mixed reviews, I am not sure now. Are there any local agencies that ensure that these wolves are being housed in suitable living conditions? From the videos, it looks like they are not being treated so well and live in a confined outdoor kennel with zero shading. For anyone that has been there please tell me this is not true. I hope they are not running this facility just as a money making venture. Why can't the owner organize an event to raise money for more natural living conditions for these beautiful wolves? With the money they make could they at least get some inexpensive trees to plant to add some shade. Can they give them more of an "in the wild" environment even though they were born in captivity. Just wondering.
8 January 2018|
Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't normally give reviews on trip advisor but I did for this place (it was actually the first time I ever gave a review). As a biologist who has studied animals and animal behavior all over the world, I was very very... More
13 June 2017|
Response from MittaBear | Reviewed this property |
You get to spend about 20 minutes with two different wolves. It was very nice and pictures were taken. This location is very remote and smaller than what I expected. Kind of made me sad that they are in the desert without... More
6 November 2016|
Response from Myshwk | Reviewed this property |
Your guesstimate is accurate. The amount of time spent on the tour was about 2-3 hours including time in the gift shop. Call in advance though to be sure they have a time slot open for the day you plan to visit.