Bear Camp 2017

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Bear Camp 2017

BEARS ARE THE TEACHERS DURING BEAR CAMP, MAY 20 AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK

Visitors to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park can learn about some of the most powerful mammals in North America during Bear Camp on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Black bear siblings Benton and Fern will interact with a mock campsite as visitors learn how to keep campsites safe for both bears and humans.

Every visit to Northwest Trek includes a narrated Discovery Tram Tour through the wildlife park’s 435-acre Free-Roaming Area, home to moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bison, deer and other animals. Springtime means that animals are shedding their fluffy winter coats and are more active than usual.

There are also bobcats, foxes, owls, river otters, beavers and many other animals to see on a self-guided walking tour along paved trails. Playful gray wolves can be seen face-to-face from a kid-sized crawlspace in the Baker Research Cabin.

Plus, a visit to Northwest Trek isn’t complete without a romp in Kids’ Trek, the nature-themed play area. Here, children’s imaginations can run wild as they construct forts, play in tot-sized log cabins, and scramble up and down ladder nets. Northwest-themed features like native plants, a replica beaver lodge, and statues of river otters and cougars make Kids’ Trek a unique place to discover and play.

Visitors can see smaller animals up close during Trailside Encounters, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.

Kids’ Trek, Discovery Tram Tours, and Trailside Encounters are free with admission or membership. Discounted admission is available for senior citizens, Pierce County residents, and members of the military.

Northwest Trek is open Mon-Fri from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends, the park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.nwtrek.org.