A howling experience awaits you.

Wolves. That's the first impression you'll get when you drive up the road to our Center. Often times, one of the female Owyhee Pack members will be checking out the commotion from the gravelly road.   Wilderness. Set apart in the heart of the Nez Perce Tribal Wilderness, the Wolf Center boasts a place among the trees and the meadow. Choose from miles of trails to explore and learn about the flora and fauna of the region.   Sanctuary. Disconnect from the devices (except for the camera) and bask in the presence of quiet. The only sounds you'll hear are the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, an an occasional howl to remind you where you are.

Reserve a Tour

When you reserve a tour at the Wolf Education & Research Center, you have an illuminating tour from our world class biologist, Jeremy Heft, who cared for the Sawtooth Pack: Wolves of the Nez Perce or another staff member trained by him. Get face to face with the Owyhee Pack and see what few people see in their lives: wolves!

The Wolf Center is open to the public between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends annually and by reservation.

Meet Leqeyleqey, Kuckuc, Xayxayx, and Miyooxat today with a reserved tour or come take a self-guided tour.

     

We have three choices below; choose the one that suits your family or group's needs.

Available Tours

Group Tours for Organizations

Reserve a visit today that will put you up close to the Owyhee Pack and learn about the following exciting lessons:
  • History of wolves in America
  • Benefits of wolves in healthy ecosystems
  • Threats that wolves and other predators face
  • What you can do to help others learn about wolves
24 hour advance notice required for all tours. Groups under 16 people can call (208) 924-6960 to make reservations.

Suggested donation:

$4 per person
   




To book a group tour please call 661-993-9827.



Pack Owyhee

Discover the Owyhee Pack, Meadow Boardwalk, and Raven's Roost.
  • Learn about wolf history, threats they face, & benefits they offer to ecology.
  • Ask questions to the team and meditate in the peaceful wolf environment.
*Must give at least 24hr. advanced notice.
Allow a minimum of 90 min. for this tour.

Suggested donation:

$10 Adults & Kids over 12
$4 Kids under 12 w/ paying adult
   


This tour is led by one of the Center's staff.  The tour takes about an hour and a half to two hours. 

To reserve a tour please call 661-993-9827



Wolf Camp Trail

*Only available from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Explore trails and areas that are home to the Owyhee Pack.
  • Brief overview of the property, stop at observation deck and walk to the Meadow after passing the Weyekin Trail.
  • Visit Raven's Roost & where the Owyhee Pack lives.
No time limit but you must leave before dark!

Suggested donation:

$5 Adults & Kids over 12
$2 Kids 6 to 12
FREE Kids under 6 with paying adult
   


This tour is currently unavailable. It is available from Memorial Day to Labor day 7 days a week 9 to 5.If you have any questions please call 661-993-9827


Driving Directions

We are located in Winchester, Idaho which is on Business Loop Highway 95, approximately half way between Lewiston and Grangeville. Turn at mile marker 278 or 279.9 on Highway 95 and follow the road into Winchester. Once in Winchester, Idaho, follow the signs to Winchester Lake State Park which is off of Forest Road. We are approximately 1 mile past Winchester Lake State Park’s main entrance on your right. The physical address is 1721 Forest Road, Winchester, Idaho 83555.

What people are saying
I want to thank you back.. Keep up all your wonderful work.. These beautiful wolves are one of the most incredible animals on this planet.

– Patricia Hawkins-Weibel
I still have the picture you all sent me many years ago of Kamots standing on his hind legs, hanging above my bed where it has been for many years. Love that picture, he was a great wolf!

– Allan Hallawade