Fodor's Expert Review California Wolf Center

Julian Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This center, just outside Julian, is one of the few places in North America where you can get an up-close view of the gray wolves that once roamed much of the continent. The center participates in breeding programs and houses several captive packs, including some rare Mexican grays, a subspecies of the North American gray wolf that came within seven individuals of extinction in the 1970s. The animals are kept secluded from public view in 3-acre pens, but some may be seen by visitors during educational tours by appointment. The dirt road here is rough, so it's best to have a high clearance vehicle.

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Hwy. 79 at KQ Ranch Rd.
Julian, California  92036, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20, reservations required, Closed Tues.–Thurs., Tours Mon. at 10 am, Fri. at 2 pm, weekends at 10 and 2

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