No pets allowed at Wildhaven Ranch.
Wildhaven Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary, education and visitation center for endangered and indigenous wild animals. It is operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Please note: We are NOT open all week long to the public unless reservations and special programs are scheduled. The public cannot just show up at the Ranch. Self guided tours are not allowed.
Wildhaven’s mission is to preserve the wildlife indigenous to the San Bernardino Mountains and to leave a valuable heritage to our future generations.
Wildhaven Ranch purpose is to provide a protective environment where non-releasable wild animals can live out their lives in safety and peace.
Weather permitting, The Ranch is open to the public year round on Saturdays for Wings 'N Things and Paws N' Claws programs and Fridays for Bear Watch sometimes starting in the Spring and continuing to the Fall.
Reservations are required. Email full names, phone numbers, resident cities for inquiry reservations and liability forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-337-7389 for information and directions. Reservations should be made a week in advance. "Day before" reservations may not be available.
Snickers was the result of a black bear mother trying to make ends meet for her family by breaking into cabins where food was left at the window ledge or on the stove nearby. Unfortunately, the resident called a government agency and received a depredation permit to shoot the mother bear, leaving Snickers at twelve pounds to fend for herself. Eventually Snickers came to live at Wildhaven as an exhibit animal.
The Wings 'N' Things program begins promptly at 11:00am each Saturday. The tour of the ranch animals is approximately 60 minutes.
Reservations are required!
The program begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays (weather permitting) with an educational presentation regarding how to live with California Black Bears in your neighborhood and in our surrounding forest and mountain community.
Then it's on to visit the black bears up close and personal!