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Free-Roaming Area

Explore the Wild

Forest. Meadow. Hills. A tranquil lake. Our Free-Roaming Area is a 435-acre Northwest paradise for herds of Roosevelt elk, bison, caribou, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, swan and deer.

Book a Premier Tour (Wild Drive or Keeper Adventure Tour) for an unforgettable experience and be awed by nature at its best.

Find your nature.

Come revel in some of the most glorious Northwest landscapes. We’ve even got a mountain in our backyard.

spring lake with flowers

Shimmery in summer. Misty in fall. Our lake is gorgeous, visible as you round the bend or from the deck of the Hellyer Center at your private event. And it’s home to wildlife: frogs, salamanders, insects, swans and even bald eagles who swoop to hunt fish below its pristine surface.

Deer in forest in Free Roaming Area
The essence of Northwest.

Towering evergreens. Fall colors. Spring wildflowers. Our forests are teeming with life – and make great photo ops for our deer, moose and elk.

Meadow with sheep
A place to play.

Frolicking bighorn sheep? Yep. Sparring elk? Check. Grazing deer or bison? Got ’em. Our meadows make the perfect place to watch animals in the Free-Roaming Area, with a broad expanse that shifts color with the seasons.