The Animal Park's Nature Trails
The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is proud—and excited—to introduce our brand-new Nature Trails to the public! With over two miles of walking trails throughout the beautifully forested acreage of the Animal Park now available, there are installed balance beams and a variety of informational signage and fact stations posted along the trails that will be sure to help you fall in love with North Carolina wilderness and wildlife. (We do recommend wearing some decent footwear to our Park, but especially for the Nature Trails.)
Need To Know Before You Go
Accessibility, Safety, and Pets
The Animal Park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.
If you are planning to visit the Animal Park, please take a moment to review and complete our online tour waiver. If you would like, you can also download and print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to your arrival. Waivers will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.
For safety reasons, the Animal Park does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Park will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.