near Lake Arrowhead is a wildlife sanctuary, education and visitation center for endangered and indigenous wild animals. Created in 1994 and operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society, Wildhaven Ranch is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to preserve the wildlife indigenous to the San Bernardino Mountains and to leave a valuable heritage to our future generations. The purpose is to provide a protective environment where non-releasable wild animals can live out their lives in safety and peace.This wildlife sanctuary offers many educational programs for children and families to learn about local wild animals up close like bears, raccoon, bobcats, eagles, deer, coyotes, birds and more.
Wings n’ Things & Paws n’ Claws
- The Wings n’ Things program begins promptly at 11:00 am each Saturday. The tour is of birds of prey and snakes only and is 60 minutes.
- Paws n’ Claws program begins promptly at 1:00 PM each Saturday. The tour is mammals, including one bear and is 60 minutes.
- Pine Rose guest show your key get on FREE child’s ticket with 2 paying adults
Bear Watch Fridays
The program begins at 2:00 PM on 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.
“Preserving wildlife helps heal the human spirit”
Wildhaven is home to native and endangered species from the San Bernardino Mountains. The sanctuary houses wildlife that are unable to live successfully in the wild, often as a result of injury or human contact. Educational programs, both on and off site, are offered to the public, providing crucial information about indigenous wildlife and how to co-exist, as well as an unforgettable chance to experience these animals personally. Wildhaven Ranch moved to its current 35 acre ranch in the community of Cedar Glen near Lake Arrowhead in 2000. Along with much of the Cedar Glen community, the animal sanctuary was devastated by the horrific “Old Fire” of 2003. But thanks to the dedication of their staff and volunteers, as well as the efforts of community and government leaders, Wildhaven Ranch is now fully functional with plans to expand.
To visit Wildhaven Ranch in Cedar Glen, you must call for reservations for admission information, rates, tours, birthday parties, or group events at 909.337.7389. Located at 29453 Pineridge, Cedar Glen, California.