DAILY ADMISSION

Parking is always free.
Children 2 and under are free.

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS VIA THE BUTTON BELOW BEFORE VISITING 

To ensure that all of our guests, staff, and animals have an enjoyable, stress-free, and safe experience, due to COVID-19, only visitors with pre-paid tickets will be admitted. We are open Wednesday thru Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. In hopes of reducing crowds upon arrival, we have spaced reservations at 10-minute intervals. Once you enter the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary, you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Upon arrival, please show your tickets at the window on the porch. *Please do not bring food for the animals. You may purchase feed cups in the Gift Shop to feed animals in the Petting Yard.

ADULT

18.00

13 – 64 years old
GENERAL ADMISSION

SENIOR/
MILITARY

17.00

65+ / active or veterans
GENERAL ADMISSION

CHILDREN

12.00

3 – 12 years old
GENERAL ADMISSION

FIELD TRIPS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES

for groups of 14 or more
WEEKDAYS ONLY  •  GENERAL ADMISSION
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Please email elizabethfincher.yrws@gmail.com for details and rates.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Save when you purchase our Annual Membership. You’ll enjoy unlimited regular Daily Admission. Purchase your Annual Membership in-person in our Gift Shop.

INDIVIDUAL

50.00

NO ADDITIONS

FAMILY OF 4

150.00

2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN

ADDITIONAL

30.00

ADDITIONAL CHILDREN

HOURS

General Admission:
Wednesday thru Sunday

10 AM – 6 PM

We are closed on:

Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day
Easter Sunday

WEATHER

Please note that Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is an outdoor venue. You may cancel your tickets, for any reason, online or call us before your reservation time for a full refund.

TICKETS

Last tickets sold at 4:30pm to ensure all guests have exited by 6pm.
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WHEELCHAIRS

Only the first half of trail is accessible by wheelchair.

TIME SPENT

You can expect to spend 2-3 hours. The trail path is a 1 mile loop.
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NO PETS

Authorized therapy dogs must be registered before entry.

BEFORE YOU VISIT

  • Bringing food for the animals is not allowed. You may purchase feed cups in the Gift Shop to feed animals in Petting Yard.
  • Strollers: are allowed, but know that most of our trail is a natural dirt path.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Our park trail is a combination of paved and natural dirt paths. The first half of the trail is paved and more easily accessible but please note that some of the inclines and natural dirt areas on the second half may require significant assistance or avoidance.
  • Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pets are not allowed. Please do not leave them in your car while you are at YRWS. Service Animals must be registered prior to admittance. Please call ahead of your visit or see a staff member before purchasing tickets.
  • The following are not permitted at YRWS: skateboards, skates, bicycles, scooters, drones, balloons, straws, tobacco/vaping products, glass containers, alcohol and weapons of any nature.

DURING YOUR VISIT

  • Please supervise children at all times.
  • Do not smoke or vape.
  • Eat only in designated areas.
  • Refrain from loud noises, fast movement and climbing.
  • Do not taunt or throw items at animals/into enclosures.
  • Touch animals ONLY in Petting Zoo area.
  • Do not climb or reach through enclosures, fences, barricades, etc.
  • Please do not feed the animals – they are on specific diets to help them remain healthy.
  • Stay on marked trails at all times.
  • Adhere to posted signs throughout facility.
  • Be courteous and respectful of Staff and Volunteers.
  • Place garbage and recyclables in provided bins.

Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is not responsible for: lost or stolen items; injuries or accidents. We reserve the right to escort from the property (without refund) any individuals acting in ways deemed harmful or disrespectful to our animals, staff, property or other guests.

Did you know that washing your hands often while at Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is beneficial to the animals here, too?
yellow river wildlife sanctuary handwashing

Look for these signs at our entrance and throughout the sanctuary.

GEM MINING

Gemstone mining is fun for the whole family. Use our water-powered flume to find Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Topaz and more! Available for purchase during online checkout.

PAYDIRT BAG
$10 each

Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail Map
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