Black Bear         West Virginia Wildlife Center


The Wildlife Center is a unique zoo experience where you'll see wild animals interacting in their natural environment & habitat.  The area includes a 1.25 mile loop through the forest, allowing visitors to be immersed in the natural wonders of West Virginia.  As you walk along the animal's spaces, you'll find interpretive signs to learn more about each animal's history and how it interacts with humans.  Another highlight of the Wildlife Center is the river otter exhibit, where you can watch the playful animals both above & below the water!


Visiting the WV Wildlife Center is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.  After seeing the animals, visit the Gift Shop & snack bar, or have a picnic under a pavilion.  Finish your day at the Wildlife Center be looking at the waterfowl, trout, bass, catfish & bluegill in the stocked pond below the picnic area.  For a unique video of the WV Wildlife Center, click HERE.


The Wildlife Center is a place where visitors can see, enjoy and learn more about West Virginia's rich Wildlife heritage.  The WV Wildlife Center is located approximately 15 miles south of Buckhannon, WV.  Click HERE for a map and directions. 


The Wildlife Center is open Year-Round, seven days a week from 9 AM - 5 PM. From April - October, admission is $4 for ages 16 & over, $2 for ages 5-15, $3 for seniors 65 & older, and FREE for children 5 & under.   Also, admission is FREE November - March!


French Creek, West Virginia 26218 | 304.924.6211 


Photo Credits: Kent W. Mason