Trip Planner USA  /  Wisconsin  /  Green Bay  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a 700 acre municipal urban wildlife refuge. It is the largest park in the Green Bay, Wisconsin Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin. Facilities include a nature education center, observation building, hiking trails, woodland building and numerous animal habitats. The sanctuary is adjacent to the Bay Beach Amusement Park.HistoryIn 1935 and with the guidance of Aldo Leopold, concerned citizens developed the concept of a wildlife refuge with 250 acres of land that the City of Green Bay had previously purchased to turn into a golf course. The next year, the City Parks board approved use a portion of the land to use for injured waterfowl. in 1980 the City purchased an additional 300 acres of land for the sanctuary. In 1985, the Nature Education Center is built, the largest of its kind built entirely by private funds. in 2010, the Resch waterfalls were constructed on the lagoons.
Use our Green Bay itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and other attractions in Green Bay.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • It was a great experience. The way the staff cares about animals and guests is awesome. They're very knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care about the environment. 
  • Enjoyed this very, very much. Spent several hours there. The wildlife is very well cared for and each of them has its own story, that is explained very well. Especially enjoyed the wolves, cougar and ...  read more »
  • What a wonderful two hours spent here. We are outdoor and animal lovers, and the Bay Beach Sanctuary did not disappoint. We wandered through the property and saw most of the animals. What a great plac...  read more »
  • When your a kid growing up around Green Bay Wisconsin; you for sure have maybe been here in kindergarten on a field trip. This parks admission is FREE and spreads across over 700 acres. I love the nature walks because you do not have to worry about alligators. Living in Florida you really should stay away from murky waters. I been going to this place since I was 7 and still go back and now I am an adult. They are always adding new areas which make it exciting for us to keep coming back. This park has a lot of information for the types of animals they have in the Sanctuary. When you are walking on the trails you can purchase little corn bags for $1 to feed the animals. Lots of ducks and geese just walking around; be careful because they can attack.Please be careful because there is a lot of bird poop. Other animals you can see are otters,eagles,wolves hawks and much more. Go here today and you will continue coming back.
  • It is so much fun! You can pay one dollar for a bag of corn! To feed ducks and Geese!! And, if you know anyone who loves to play Pokémon Go, then they should come here! There are plenty of Poké Stops! Just, watch our for goose poop! It's EVERYWHERE!!
  • It's a great sanctuary for animals and you can feed the geese and ducks with corn they sell for very reasonable prices. Free to view and walk around!
  • Great for the kids and it's always free to get in. There is so much to do here and see. I would definitely recommend it to any family from out of town looking for something fun to do.
  • I've been going here since I was very young.We are very lucky to have this fun place to take are little ones to learn about animals so closely,plus feed the duck!And you can't miss Bay Beach either!
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m