Visiting Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Visit Seacrest Wolf Preserve for an extraordinary educational experience!
All of our education tours offer guests the opportunity to not only learn about wolves but to come face to face with them!
All visits to the Preserve require a reservation.
Additionally, all guests must review our rules prior to visiting Seacrest.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Seacrest is not open for public hours - ALL VISITS REQUIRE A RESERVATION. Seacrest Wolf Preserve operates six days a week; we offer different types of Private Tours Mondays through Friday and our Group Educational Tour every Saturday. The Preserve is only closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and the 4th of July. General office hours are 9:00 am - 5: 00 pm (central time). Seacrest Wolf Preserve is always closed Sundays.
Seacrest holds its tours rain or shine, unless severe storms or lightning are in the forecast. In the event of severe weather, Seacrest Staff may cut short or cancel a tour. or will contact registered guests to inform of cancellations and to reschedule. NO RAIN GEAR OF ANY KIND IN PERMITTED INSIDE OUR WOLF ENCLOSURES. If there is a chance of rain, we recommend brining a spare pair of dry clothes to change into after your tour.
*Full information about our dress code is located on our VISITOR RULES page. *
Important Parking Information for Saturday Tour Guests:
We are sad to report that we are having issues with our neighbors on Bonnett Pond Road. For the first time in 20 years, individuals living on Bonnett Pond Road are complaining to authorities and Washington County about our guests parking outside the gates, for a short period of time, on Saturday mornings. They feel our guests are creating a traffic hazard for the county. We have assured our county officials that our guests are not creating traffic hazards for our county or any other liability issue. In an effort to assure our county officials that we are being compliant with all county statutes, we are asking that all of our Saturday tour guests DO NOT arrive until 10:30 am central time). Everyone checks in together once the gates are open; therefore, there is no need to try to be the first in line at the gate. Please enter the gate in an orderly manner. Additionally, please park off the road in the direction of traffic. IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE until the gates open. Most importantly, when you arrive and park on the public right of way, YOU MUST PARK WELL OFF THE PAVEMENT so that there is no issue that might create a hazard for the normal traffic flow of Bonnett Pond Road. Please respect Washington County and Seacrest Wolf Preserve, and help us prevent any additional conflict with these neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation and for your respect as we deal with this issue. Seacrest Wolf Preserve loves and supports Washington County and always works to be an asset to our community.
3449 Bonnett Pond Rd
Chipley, FL 32428
Seacrest Wolf Preserve is handicap accessible. We offer handicap access to both our gift shop and restrooms. However, please keep in mind our tour takes place in natural habitats and there is no paved trail. It is mostly sand and grass, and can be muddy and generally unpredictable. We will be as accommodating as Mother Nature allows. Our tours require lots of slow walking, with some inclines. We have benches along the way and Seacrest Staff will have a two-‐way radio, should you need help of any kind.
Our concession stand is open for Saturday Group Tours and offers snacks, beverages, hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers until our tour begins. During the break, only snacks and beverages are available.
The Seacrest gift shop offers unique shopping opportunities for all things "Wolfy". This includes fantastic wolf apparel, gorgeous wolf-themed home decor, wolf statues and collectibles, wildlife jewelry and much more. If there is a particular wolf who touched your heart, can buy a photo magnet or other memorabilia! Additionally, we have symbolic wolf adoption kits and gift certificates available at our gift shop (or in our online store). So, you can give your friends or loved ones a one-of-a-kind gift with the Seacrest Wolves. Our gift certificates have no expiration date, can be for any amount, and can be used for a Wolf Encounter Tour, purchases in the gift shop, or individual photography sessions. All purchases help us continue our important work of preservation through education and caring for our wolves.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve is located in Chipley, Florida, which is located about a 1.5 hour drive from Tallahassee and about 45 minutes from Panama City. There are several motels in both Chipley and Bonifay (between 15 and 30 minutes from Seacrest). Additionally, there are several Airbnb lodging options within a 30-45 minute drive from the Preserve. Seacrest Wolf Preserve also has a primitive cabin available for tour guests to rent. Click here for more information about staying in The Seacrest Spirit Cabin.