That's the first impression you'll get when you drive up the road to our Center. Often times, one of the email Owyhee Pack members will be checking out the commotion from the gravelly road.


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 a mile of various trails to explore and learn about the flora and fauna of the region.


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.
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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.
Available Tours
Pack Owyhee
Discover the Owyhee Pack, Meadow Boardwalk, and Raven's Roost.
This tour is led by one of the Center's staff. The tour takes about an hour and a half to two hours.
  • 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

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!
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 (888) 422-1110 to make reservations.

Suggested donation

  • $8 per person
  • Please call for non-profit organization and school rates.

To book a group tour please
call (208)-924-6960.

If you have any questions please call 208-924-6960

Suggested donation:
  • $5 Adults & Kids over 12
  • $2 Kids 6 to 12
  • FREE Kids under 6 with paying adult

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.

How Your Donation Helps! $174,800

Greatest Need | Operations

We often remark that WERC delivers over a million dollars of outreach for a mere $174,800 and we estimate it's true! When you donate to Greatest Need & Operations, you're helping us determine where to direct funds within the programs that are itemized below and more! That's important and helps maintain our overall financial health. Every one of these programs is essential not only to WERC's survival but the species that we advocate for quality, dynamic, and inspiring educational outreach.  If we raise this, our bills get paid! The following programs show the breakdown of WERC’s finances followed by a breakdown of how we can get to these numbers with your help.
I want to thank you backā€¦ Keep up all your wonderful work.. These beautiful wolves are one of the most incredible animals on this planet.
Patricia Hawkins-Weibel