Wolf Creek Habitat and Rescue
The Wolf Creek Habitat and Rescue in Brookville, Indiana is one of those places that you never thought existed but you are so thankful that it does. The Wolf Creek Habitat is a non profit organization that offers guests the chance to personally encounter these beautiful animals. The faculty, who are also volunteers, are not only knowledgable and caring about their wolves but are truly beyond the nicest people you will meet. As a result, I have been back numerous times and am planning on visiting again.
Visiting the Habitat
Although it is free to see and photograph the wolves from an elevated viewing platform (like the pictures below), I would suggest you opt for the interactions. You then will experience just how beautiful and quite large these creatures are first hand. A $50 suggested donation per person will get you up close and personal with 2/3 of the wolf packs. This will be the best money you will ever spend.
A few precautions before your visit. Call to make sure they are open. Although, they are open year round, the weather can cause closures as well as the covid-19 restrictions. The wolves are more active in winter so keep that in mind when planning your visit. Everyone is welcome but due to safety children must be 60” or taller.
Lastly, you are interacting with wild animals. Be smart and dress accordingly. I would suggest wearing long sleeve sweatshirt and long pants. When it comes to shoes, leave your sandals in the car because in order to enter the enclosures closed-toe shoes are required.
Where is Wolf Creek Habitat?
Wolf Creek Habitat Center is located at 14099 Wolf Creek Rd, Brookville, Indiana. This is in south east Indiana which is about an hour from Cincinnati, Ohio and an hour and 1/2 south of Indianapolis. On the weekends the sanctuary is open to the public, weather permitting of course, so I would always suggest calling before hand to find out for sure. Their hours are 10am-2pm.
A Memory with the Wolves
My favorite memory has to be when my friend and I, traveled down to Indiana to visit Wolf Creek Habitat. It was the end of summer and the trip was persuaded by the fact that there was a brand new litter of wolves at the rescue. Yes, that’s right, wolf puppies. I along with a small group, huddled together in one of the enclosures, sat down and the puppies continuously ran across and played with all of the guests. This was a little slice of heaven and an experience I will never forget.