EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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 Thursdays through Sundays. 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. We close at 6 pm. Upon arrival, please show your tickets at the window on the porch. *A facemask is required if you would like to enter the gift shop.

ADULT

18.00

13 – 64 years old
GENERAL ADMISSION

SENIOR/
MILITARY

17.00

65+ / active or veterans
GENERAL ADMISSION

CHILDREN

12.00

12 and under
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 plus receive a Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary car magnet or sticker.

PLEASE NOTE: ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONCE ALL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND WE ARE ABLE TO OPEN FULL TIME

Due to COVID-19, our Annual Memberships will not be available for purchase at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

INDIVIDUAL

50.00

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

FAMILY OF 4

150.00

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

ADDITIONAL

30.00

EACH ADD. FAMILY MEMBER

HOURS

General Admission: Thursday through Sunday, closed Monday through Wednesday.

9am – 5pm

We are closed on:

Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s 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 3:30pm to ensure all guests have exited by 5pm.
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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

  • 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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