How long does it take to explore Lake Tobias Wildlife Park?
There is so much to see at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park that you could come back again and again and have a new experience each time. Most visitors plan about four hours for a single visit, or slightly longer for those who also plan to picnic at the park.
What can visitors do at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park?
Our open-air safari tour is the main attraction at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, but there are also many other things to do and see. Encounter our giraffes at the giraffe deck where you may also purchase food to feed them. Visit the Reptiles & Exotics facility that offers educational presentations throughout the day. Our Museum & Education Center has hands-on learning experiences as well as a 500-gallon aquarium with a variety of beautiful fish. Our petting zoo, Zoo Babies exhibit, and zoo exhibits offer a variety of animals for you to encounter.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards to make payments easy.
Can visitors bring lunch to the park or barbecue on a grill at the park?
We invite visitors to bring a lunch and have a picnic at the park during their visit. You are welcome to sit at any open, unreserved table in one of our open-air pavilions, or you can reserve a table in a pavilion for $15 and guarantee your family a specific spot. Although we do not provide grills, we do allow the use of your personal charcoal or gas grills and request that visitors using charcoal empty their grills after use on the stones, not in the grass.
Can visitors rent strollers at the park?
Wagons and strollers are available for rental at different locations throughout the park. Wagon rentals are $15 and stroller rentals $10. You will be required to leave your driver's license with a manager until you return your rental.
Does Lake Tobias Wildlife Park allow pets, emotional support animals, and service animals?
Trained service animals are welcome at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, but there might be some restricted areas. In particular, areas where the presence of an unfamiliar animal might disturb our exotic zoo animals may be off-limits for a service dog. We cannot accommodate pets and emotional support animals because of the potential disturbance to the zoo animals that live at our facility. Because trained service dogs undergo specific obedience training, they are able to adapt to and handle situations that pets and emotional support animals cannot. Keeping unfamiliar animals away from our exotic creatures is essential for the health and safety of both our animals and our guests at the park.
Is the park accessible to wheelchair users?
The zoo is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, although you might want to bring a wheelchair with larger wheels to navigate on gravel paths throughout the park. We also have a special wheelchair-accessible safari bus that accommodates 4 wheelchair users and 14 additional passengers. The area not accessible by a wheelchair or a mobility scooter would be Lake View Trail.
Is there accessible parking?
Accessible parking is available at the parking lot in Pavilion B area.
Does parking cost extra?
Parking for visitors at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is always free.
Park Rules and Procedures
Can visitors bring food to feed the animals at the park?
Feeding the animals at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is one of the fun family activities visitors look forward to the most, but the animals can only eat food purchased at the park. The USDA-approved food we sell at the park is crafted to suit their nutritional needs, and outside food may disrupt their diets. Please help us keep our animals healthy by only feeding them foods purchased at the park.
Do you stay open if it rains?
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is open rain or shine, and we do not give refunds for inclement weather. However, the safari tours will not go out if there is thunder, lightning or heavy rain. The giraffe exhibit will also not be open for those same weather conditions or if the temperature is below 45 degrees.
What items are prohibited at the park?
Firearms, other weapons, and alcohol are strictly prohibited on park property. Cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use is only allowed in the parking lot, not within the park itself. Check out our park rules for more information.
Contact us for more information
If you have more questions about Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, please call us or fill out our contact form.