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“Wolf Recovery Today”

D Stokes

Photo Credit: D Stokes

  • Wolf Recovery Today tours are available on most Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am and 2 pm. Please see below for availability. Check in time is half an hour before the scheduled start time. As a courtesy to other guests, late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • $20 per person. Children four and under may attend this tour free of charge.
  • California Wolf Center members may attend this tour free of charge. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →
  • Program includes an educational presentation and guided observation of two packs of wolves.
  • Reservations are required. Please sign up below.

“Wolf Pack Tour”

  • Wolf Pack tours are available on most Mondays at 10 am and Fridays at 2 pm. Please see below for availability. Check in time is half an hour before the scheduled start time. As a courtesy to other guests, late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Small group tour limited to a maximum of 20 guests. Call ahead for availability and reservations.
  • $30 per person. Children four and under may attend this tour free of charge.
  • California Wolf Center members receive a 50% discount for this tour. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →
  • Program includes an educational presentation and guided observation of two packs of wolves. The small group size offers an opportunity for an intimate guided tour of our resident wolves.
  • Reservations are required. Please sign up below.
Tony Norton

Photo Credit: Tony Norton

“El Lobo Tour”

  • El Lobo tours are usually available on the second Friday of every month at 2 pm. Please see below for availability. Check in time is half an hour before the scheduled start time. As a courtesy to other guests, late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Small group tour limited to a maximum of 20 guests. Call ahead for availability and reservations.
  • $50 per person. Children four and under may attend this tour free of charge.
  • California Wolf Center members receive a 50% discount for this tour. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →
  • Program includes an educational presentation and guided observation of two packs of wolves. The small group size offers an opportunity for an intimate guided tour of our resident wolves.
  • This educational program focuses on the recovery of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf. A paw cast of a wild Mexican gray wolf is included in the cost of admission.
  • Reservations are required. Please sign up below.

Reserve Your Tour Today!

Located in the magnificent mountains of San Diego County. The California Wolf Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a truly unique education and conservation center focusing on the North American Gray Wolf. Please select the program(s) below you would like to attend.

Are you a California Wolf Center member? Please to get your member discount coupon code if you do not already have that! Seating is limited, so please double check to ensure that you have selected the correct number of guests for your reservation!

  • Reservations are required. Due to limited seating, you may not be admitted if you arrive without a reservation.
  • Pets are not allowed at the California Wolf Center. Pets may not be left in vehicles during your visit.
  • All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please arrive at the specified check in time. No early admittance prior to tour check in. As a courtesy to others, late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • All visitors need a vehicle to access our center, and we cannot accommodate drop offs.
  • Please wait for an escort when you reach the dirt road. For your safety and for the safety of the animals on exhibit, all tours are guided. You must remain with your escort and/or guide at all times.
  • The California Wolf Center maintains accessibility for all guests. Please notify our check-in team if you require ADA accessible parking. If you have any questions regarding access, please .
  • Cameras and binoculars are welcome. Photographs may be taken through the enclosure fences.
  • The California Wolf Center experiences extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Dress in layers, as the weather can be unpredictable. Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes and bring sun protection such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. Sun protection is recommended even during the winter. Summer weather can be very hot and dry. The California Wolf Center sells bottled water on site, but you may bring your own water as well. Winter weather can be wet and cold, so remember to bring appropriate clothing (warm jacket, gloves, hat, scarf, etc). Call 760-765-0030 to check weather and road conditions before your visit.
  • The California Wolf Center is located down 3/4 of a mile of rugged dirt road. Please drive slowly on this road (10 miles per hour or less). Large vehicles (buses, RVs, etc) and motorcycles are not permitted on this road. In wet weather, the road to the Center may be difficult or impossible to navigate without 4-wheel drive.
  • It is sometimes necessary to cancel programs due to weather. Every effort will be made to contact you before the time of the program if this occurs. You may also call 760-765-0030 to check weather and road conditions before your visit.
  • Please note that the land surrounding the California Wolf Center is private property whose owners are not associated with the California Wolf Center. Please respect their property rights and refrain from entering their property. Trespassers may be prosecuted to the extent allowed by law.