Wildlife Park Attractions in Central Pennsylvania
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park combines the best of both worlds as a fully operational farm and a stunning zoo with an open air safari, reptile habitat, petting zoo, and more.
Why Choose Lake Tobias?
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park has more than 50 years of experience bringing visitors up close and personal to exotic animals and thrilling safari tours. Our self-sustained, family owned and operated business is proud to welcome over 170,000 patrons each season to experience life on the safari and witness an array of beautiful creatures living in the great outdoors.
Open Air Safari
One of our most popular attractions, the open air safari, is a favorite of young and old alike. When you join one of our tours, you jump on our open air safari bus which takes you over 150 acres that are home to buffalo, elk, European deer, Asian deer, and many other animals. Be ready for animals to come right up to you! The 45 minute long tour covers both pasture lands and wooded areas, and you can see more than 500 mammals and flightless birds throughout the tour.
Reptile and Exotics Habitat
Opened in 2011, our reptile and exotics habitat building gives you the chance to see a variety of beautiful creatures in man-made habitats that reflect their original climates. With educational presentations throughout the day, you will learn what makes these animals tick and even get the opportunity to touch a live alligator! The facility includes habitats for snakes, lizards, marmosets, tamarins, large tortoises, amphibians, tropical birds, lemurs, a sloth, and more.
Including camels, African pygmy goats, alpacas, llamas, and much more, our petting zoo offers a variety of friendly animals that kids and adults can get to know, pet, and feed. The petting zoo booth sells cups of carrots, food pellets, or popcorn to feed to the animals. There are also coin-operated vending dispensers with various animals treats that your new creature friends will love.
As a fully operational zoo, we have a variety of educational and fun animal exhibit habits that are home to many creatures including:
- African Lions
- African Crowned Cranes
- More Animals
Planning Your Trip
Four miles north of Halifax and 25 miles north of Harrisburg, we are located just off of Route 225 near Fisherville. Our address is 760 Tobias Drive, Halifax, PA. Look for the Lake Tobias sign at the Tobias Road entrance.
We are open daily May through Labor Day, and on weekends during September and October. We are also open on Columbus Day 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Please visit our hours page for more information.
Call the Park Office at 717-362-9126 today to reserve picnic tables for large groups or to schedule a group visit. Each table is 16 feet long and reservations are $8 per picnic table.