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Lakota Wolf Preserve

#1 of 6 things to do in Columbia Features Animals
89 Mount Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832-2636
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A couple of hours spent with the wild things

Today I spent 2 hours at Lakota Preserve watching and photographing wolves. It's as close as you... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Amazxing Wolves

The Preserve is off the beaten path in a wildlife management area near the Delaware Water Gap... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Edward F
Watchung, New Jersey
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89 Mount Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832-2636
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Today I spent 2 hours at Lakota Preserve watching and photographing wolves. It's as close as you can get to them without being in the wild. I've always been fascinated with wolves, especially their incredibly expressive eyes. The enclosures at Lakota measure in acres, yet...More

Thank Kintasays
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The Preserve is off the beaten path in a wildlife management area near the Delaware Water Gap. Overall, a beautiful area of NJ/PA to visit with much to do in the area. The Preserve itself was somewhat smaller than I expected, otherwise it would have...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The wolves are just beautiful and gather round as soon as they see the owner approaching. The owner is so knowledgeable and it's so interesting to learn about the wolves. As he speaks, he throws bits of meat into the wolves, to bring them close...More

Thank kathy z
Reviewed 14 February 2016

arrived late in the day and walked up the hill to the location of wolf enclosures. They will tell you it is a short walk and reasonably short but straight up hill. With the wind blowing I wished to have taken the bus. We arrived...More

Thank mommadoc2420
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful animals. Also great to learn about the foxes and bobcats too. The Arctic wolves were incredible. The black wolves also The howling was brilliant too! Go here and stop off at the winery. Fantastic day out

Thank jamesrose
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We went on a cold snowy day which was part of the fun. The husband and wife team who run the preserve were so caring. Got to give them a lot of credit as it must be a lot of work. Seeing the wolves was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Our visit was very poor. I would not recommend this as a destination for families with special needs and/or rowdy children. Here is what happened. Let me start by saying that my son has ADHD. It is a serious disability, one that is often misunderstood...More

10  Thank Philip L
Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2016

First of all we have no problem with children, we have a long list of schools that visit every year and just read all of our other reviews from parents and families who have visited. I find it interesting that our only 2 bad reviews...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

Had a fun day learning about wolves, fox and bobcat & seeing them up close; got nice pics despite the chain linked fence; they have a cute gift shoppe. Highlight of the day was when they got the wolves howling, gave me goose bumps! Cons:...More

3  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Tripadvisor reviews were once again spot on- educational and interesting enough to keep the kids off their electronic devices- for a while at least! Very memorable experience- the animals are beautiful, the owners are exceptional teachers and the chance to hear the eerie wolfpack howl...More

3  Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Lakota Wolf Preserve is an interesting diversion in western New Jersey. These people are passionate about the wolves, and they know their stuff. There are different varieties of wolves in the enclosures, and the commentary is very informative. They also have bobcat and foxes on...More

1  Thank OziDiver
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Tulsi C
Is it better to do the morning tour or the afternoon tour, in the winter? Which one is better for the wolves?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Lakotawolf | Property representative |
in the winter you will see just as much at either tour. summer time the morning tours are better because it is still cool out
How long do you have at each enclosure? If I can get down there I would like to shoot both video and photos. Is there room for tripod use on the private photo tours?
8 November 2016|
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Response from Lakotawolf | Property representative |
the private photo tours are 2 hours long. you can use a tripod on the private photo tour but not on the public educational tour.
Mara R
I have a 11 month old. Are strollers permites on the tour?
7 October 2016|
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Response from judgejudith | Reviewed this property |
I don't advise a stroller. Viewing areas are not paved, only gravel & dirt (mud in that season).