Please use the Zoom In and Out tool to the left and move map with mouse left to right.
Click onto red pins to see photo and info and click "Learn more" (if available).
Here you will find the Young Female Habitat for viewing them, feeding them apples and taking photos. There is a viewing platform for all our habitats.
Here is the Yearlings habitat for young male bears. This habitat has its own beautiful waterfall that derives it's fresh water right from Lake Oswald. These bears are best view by the large platform.
Welcome to the Large Male Habitat where the big guys can be viewed. Most of these bears were rescued as cubs and have enjoyed many great years of happiness here.
Here is the resting place for all of the Oswald's Bears, along with Tyson, our famous and much missed world's largest black bear.
We have two sets of restrooms to accommodate our guests. This one is close to parking and convenient for your arrival.
Larger parking is now available for both RVs and regular vehicles. We recently doubled our lot size to accommodate our guests.
View the Females Bear Habitat from the ground where the Oswald's have provided a photographer spot to take pictures of the bears or from a raised platform as shown in the photo.
View of Oswald Lake that is here within this beautiful property that is utilized for the habitats. The 12 acre Oswald Lake is 65' deep and has 5 natural springs feed into it. Geothermal energy is extracted to assist in the facility's operation.
We have many new goals for our future, including an additional new habitat that will encompass 200 acres. This sanctuary will be the largest bear sanctuary in the United States. This will be an extremely large habitat for bears to find much needed peace and comfort. This new home will not be for viewing so that they can live in tranquility. By becoming a Bear Club Member, you are helping us reach these new goals that we see happening very soon and we appreciate your contribution.Click here for more.
Guests to the Bear Ranch can experience getting their pictures with a cub. The cost is $10 per group. Several photos will be taken with your camera. Cubs enjoy getting their photos taken with you too and enjoy a treat as they take turns meeting our visitors. Over the years, thousands of people young and old have enjoyed this experience with the cubs. Some say that this is one thing they can check off of their "bucket list".Click here for more.
YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE APPLES FOR THE BEARS HERE! Guests to the Oswald's Bear Ranch can enjoy some great cafe items such as: hot dogs, nachos, pop corn, coffee, ice tea, water, and pop.
Welcome to Oswald's Bear Ranch Gift Shop and Souvenirs located inside the Oswald's Bear Ranch here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We carry an enormous amount of Bear Ranch Gifts & Bear Ranch Souvenirs. Visitors also can view our great historical memorabilia here in the Gift Shop for you to view: newspaper articles, old photos, family history, etc... Don't forget to check out our Online Store for great Bear Ranch items also.Click here for more.
Emergency Shelter gathering point for any declared Crisis situation or weather per the ranch "Emergency Management Plan".
New restrooms for our guests located near the Photos with the Cubs.