Natural Wolf Preserve in Columbia, New Jersey

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

Educational Wolf WatchTours

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.

Sorry folks, this winter storm hit us hard. Many trees down and fencing damage (no wolves got out!) but we will have to be

closed for a few days for clean up and fencing repairs. Please check back and we will update this message when we know

when we can reopen!


IMPORTANT!!!. 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.


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Join us for an intimate fundraising event!

This November, we've decided to offer a dinner and night howl fundraising event limited to 40 adult guests. The dinner will be hosted at Brook Hollow Winery and will include an appetizer, a choice of two dinner options, a glass of wine, and dessert. Guests are also welcome to buy wine and other items to benefit the preserve will be for sale (photography prints, framed pictures, shirts, etc). Afterwards, guests will be shuttled to the preserve to enjoy a
night-time howl and hot cocoa under the full moon! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lakota Wolf Preserve and go towards the care of the animals and preparation for the winter.
Click on this link to go to the flyer with all the info on the event.
Click on this link to go directly to the order page to get your tickets


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