DAILY ADMISSION

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

Walk ups are always welcome during regular hours. If you’d like to reserve your tickets online, please use the link below to choose a day and time to make your purchase. Reservations can be changed or canceled – just give us a call before your appointment time. 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. Feed cups ($6 each) are available for purchase online and in the Gift Shop. See list of animals you can feed below.

ADULT

20.00

13 – 64 years old
GENERAL ADMISSION

SENIOR/
MILITARY

19.00

65+ / active or veterans
GENERAL ADMISSION

CHILDREN

13.00

3 – 12 years old
GENERAL ADMISSION

GEM MINING

Gem mining at Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary

10.00

PER PAY DIRT BAG

Gemstone mining is fun for the whole family. Use our water-powered flume to find Pyrite, Amethyst, Jasper, Selenite, and fossils! Available for purchase during online checkout.

FEED CUPS

Remember to purchase Feed Cups at Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary

6.00

EACH

Have fun feeding the animals something they love that’s also good for them. Animals that can be fed are: deer, bunnies, bison, tortoise, sheep, goats, cattle, donkey, alpaca, and mini-horse.

FIELD TRIPS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Plan a wonderful Field Trip or celebrate that special day with Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary!

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.

Please note that adults named on Membership cannot be transferred (adult membership is not sharable).

Card (or picture of the back of card) must be presented upon arrival.

Replacement cards are $5 each.

INDIVIDUAL

60.00

NO ADDITIONS

FAMILY OF 4

175.00

2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN

ADDITIONAL CHILD

30.00

ADDED TO FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

HOURS

WEDNESDAY – MONDAY
10 am – 6 pm
(last admission at 4:30)
See Summer Hours

We are closed on:

Thanksgiving
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.

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WHEELCHAIRS/STROLLERS

85% of trail is paved with the remainder being packed gravel.

TIME SPENT

You can expect to spend 1 – 1.5 hours. The trail path is a 1 mile loop.
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NO PETS

Authorized Service Animals must be registered before entry into the sanctuary.

BEFORE YOU VISIT

  • Bringing food for the animals is not permitted. You may purchase Feed Cups online or in the Gift Shop.
  • Wheelchair/Stroller Accessibility: Our park trail is a combination of paved and natural dirt paths. The first 85% of the trail is paved and the remainder is packed gravel.
  • 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 the Petting Zoo area.
  • Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
  • 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.

Yellow River WildlifeSanctuary Trail Map
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