Natural Wolf Preserve in Columbia, New Jersey

Wolf in Woods-Wolf Preserve White Wolf-Wolf Preserve Wolf Resting-Wolf Preserve

Educational Wolf Watch Tours

Wildlife & Wolf Photography

Sponsorship Opportunity

Learn all there is to know about this endangered species. We offer guided educational wolf tours of the preserve called a Wolf Watch. Once again the howling of wolves echo through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ.  Photo opportunities of a lifetime and the experience of watching and listening to packs of British Columbian, Timber, and Arctic wolves will be yours.  View wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century.  Bobcats and foxes also reside at the preserve.

Serious photographers, take advantage of
guided wildlife and wolf photography or video
sessions around each individual wolf compound.
This is an unbelievable opportunity to take
breathtaking photos.

Help us protect this incredible animal through our unique sponsorship opportunity. The room and care we provide to our animals is exceptional in the industry. We hope to continue this rewarding work, and your contribution is appreciated to help us continue protecting the species.

Hours for visiting the preserve:   Fall & Winter  tour times: 10:30 a.m. OR  3:00 p.m.


IMPORTANT!!!. The preserve will be closed

December 8th through the12th

sorry for the inconvenience.

We are always closed on mondays.  

Click on the wolf watch tour link above

for normal tour hours and info on visiting.


We are open Tuesday through Sunday.  We are Closed Mondays
Only Available for Wolf Watch Tours at Specified Hours |
Hours Change Seasonally Based on the Daylight Savings Time Change.

Please click on the wolf watch tour link above for details on visiting the preserve.

Upcoming Event:

Join us at Triple Creek Nursery on December 13th 2014 for a

Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Becky and I will be there from 12 - 3pm and the Nursery will be donating $3

of every Christmas tree purchased to the preserve as a fundraiser

Here is a link to their website for directions, its just down the road from the preserve.



                                                                                                  NEW FOR LAKOTA WOLF WE ARE NOW IN

Visit our FACEBOOK page                                                       IN THE AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM

for photos, videos                                                                 click on the link below and shop at

and updates about the preserve                                      Smile and they will make a donation to the preserve

    Click Here                                                                                 

Just in time for Christmas we have a new fundraiser shirt.

 A long sleeve t-shirt with our logo on the front and paw prints up the sleeve.

This sale will only be for the next 11 days so there is time to produce and ship

before christmas. Click on this link to take you to the order page.    

Who We Are

The preserve is owned and run by Jim Stein and Becky Mace who have raised and cared for all the animals at the preserve. Our wildlife preserve, featuring educational tours and photography sessions, is the only one of its kind in the State of New Jersey. With wolves, foxes, and bobcats, our preserve is the largest in the Northeastern United States. We are in no way affiliated with any Lakota Indian People. We chose the name based on the meaning of the word Lakota. Meaning friend or alliance of friends. Plus one of our first and favorite wolves was named Lakota and it just fit.


Contact us in Columbia, New Jersey, to see nature and wildlife up close and personal at our wolf preserve.

Winner of the New Jersey Governor's Environmental Tourism Award 1999 | Featured on Many TV Shows & News Programs