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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park Safari Tour fields

Plan your visit to Lake Tobias in Central PA


The park is open every day from May 1st through Labor Day and open weekends only September and October plus Columbus Day until our season closing date at the end of October. Check out our Hours page for more information on the park schedule.
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Zoo Exhibits Only: $10/person, includes park admission, zoo exhibits, petting zoo, Reptile exhibits and presentation, and Museum.
Zoo Exhibits plus Safari Tour: $19/person
Drive-Thru Ticket: $9/person, includes one Drive-Thru Safari. Zoo exhibits are not available during Drive-Thru Safari dates.
Military: FREE with Military ID. Includes Zoo Exhibits and Safari Tour
Children 2 and Under: FREE
Parking is always FREE
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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is located at 760 Tobias Drive in Halifax, just off Route 225 in central Pennsylvania near Fisherville. There is a Lake Tobias sign at the entrance to Tobias Road to make us easy to find.
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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park brings the excitement of exotic animals to adventurers of all ages. Take an open-air safari journey through our 150 acres of rolling hills, pasture and woodlands to see more than 500 mammals and flightless birds roaming free. You can also explore our reptile and exotics habitat building, petting zoo, park museum, and the best zoo in the area featuring all of the animals you love in educational exhibits and realistic habitats. Presentations throughout the day give you extra insight into the lives and habits of the fascinating creatures you encounter.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park Vision

At Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, we believe in providing an accessible, affordable way for people to learn more about the natural world and the creatures that live in it. Interacting directly with our animals helps foster a love of nature that can last a lifetime, and enjoying wildlife makes a great family activity that creates a bond between generations. We’re a family-owned and operated business, and we have more than 50 years of experience giving residents and visitors up-close encounters with wildlife.

Hours of Operation

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is open every day from May through Labor Day and on weekends only in September and October. We also open on Columbus Day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and sometimes hold special events during normal operating hours. Safari tours run 45 minutes, so there’s plenty of time for you to take a tour and then spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo and other exhibits. For more information, please visit our hours page.

Park Rules

Keep our animals safe and healthy by following park rules. Alcohol and weapons are strictly prohibited on the property to protect the animals and fellow guests. ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED IN THE PARK AND PARKING LOTS. ALL PACKAGES, BAGS AND/OR COOLERS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEARCH.  IF ALCOHOL IS FOUND IT WILL BE CONFISCATED, LABELED AND RETURNED WHEN THE OWNER DEPARTS THE PARK.  IF AN INDIVIDUAL APPEARS TO BE INTOXICATED UPON ENTERING THE PARK, SECURITY MAY REFUSE THE INDIVIDUAL ADMITTANCE. For a more detailed list of the rules at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, check out our rules page.

Handicap Accessible Tours

At Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, we want to give everyone the best zoo experience possible. That’s why our zoo exhibits are wheelchair accessible, and we operate a special wheelchair-accessible safari bus and offer golf cart services for visitors with limited mobility. We recommend using a wheelchair with large rear wheels because transport or companion wheelchairs may be more difficult to push over sloped or gravel-covered areas of the park. For visitors’ safety and health, we also have a certified first-aid assistant on staff and operate two first-aid stations at the park.

Best Zoo For Events

We strive to make Lake Tobias Wildlife Park the best zoo in the area for corporate outings, family reunions, and other events. Whether you’re renting a table for your scouting group to use during a visit or booking a prepaid package deal for a child’s birthday party, we offer special group rates and reservations to make your event successful.

Fishing Fun

Practice your angling skills at our lake, where you can do catch-and-release fishing for an additional fee of $3 per person over age 13. The lake is stocked with bass, trout, and bluegill. Younger kids fish free with a paying guest over age 16. Don’t forget to bring your own rod and bait.

Local Accommodations

If you’re coming to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park from out of town, or if you have family members and friends visiting the area from afar, there are plenty of accommodations options nearby. Some popular area hotels near Halifax, Pennsylvania, include Ramada Inn, Days Inn and Red Roof Inn. There are also plenty of local camping options within a short driving distance of the park, including Camp Hebron and Ferryboat Campground. Check out our Accommodations page for more information on local lodging.

 Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax, PA.
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