If you enjoy wildlife and plan on heading to Washington State then you will definitely want to check out the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The park is situated on 723 acres on there is something for everyone from animals to meadows and lakes to trails. Animal enthusiasts and children will especially enjoy seeing the 200 North American animals that call the park home.
The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is not like every other wildlife park you may have visited in the past. You can ride trams and tour the free-roaming area where you will be able to see woodland caribou, Roosevelt elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, mountain goats, and more. You can also see natural exhibits by walking the forested pathways where you will be able to see wolves, bobcats, cougars, owls, wetland animals, grizzlies, black bears, lynx, eagles, owls, and more. You can get a great deal of exercise by walking the nature trails that stretch five miles and your family will also enjoy the Cheney Family Discovery Center where kids can get hands-on.
The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is open year round and each season provides a new experience. The animals have thick winter coats during the winter and play in the cool air. If it snows then the park is absolutely gorgeous and something you will want to see. During the spring the weather is warming up and everything begins to turn green. It’s baby season, which means by summer you will be able to see baby spotted elk, little fawns, bison calves, and more. The fall is a special time at the park, too, and the leaves are gorgeous as they change to gold, orange, and red.
You may want to pack a picnic basket or eat at the Fir Bough Café. There is a gift shop, behind the scenes programs, group rates, school programs, educational workshops and more. Parking is free and the trails and all facilities are ADA Accessible. If you are in the Seattle area you can easily make a day trip as it is only 55 miles south of the city. The park is open year round, but the schedule varies depending on the season. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the last week of the year.