Your hosts: Dean and Jewel Oswald invite you to explore their world of the American Black Bear!
Welcome to:
Oswald's Bear Ranch.
This complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States! We are found only in the Wild Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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escued cubs are brought here every year and they are always a joy to see! Area youth enter contests yearly to name these newborn creatures. People love to see them grow, play and become adult bears!

Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls. Turn left at 4 Mile Corner (Deer Park Rd., Muskallonge Lake, H-37 H-407). Then it's 4 1/2 more miles to see the home of Tyson Bear (died July 2, 2000) certified weight of 880 lbs.
The Largest Black Bear in the U.S. and possibly the World.
Also see 30 Live Roaming Bears!


Get your picture taken with the cubs

Largest habitat to date added!

The Oswald's have added the largest bear habitat to their huge facility. Its all natural and everyone just loves to see these bears - a rare close-up!


Highlights from
CREATING A BEAR HOME - "Ranch in U.P. draws visitors from all over the world"
Detroit Free Press
By Writer Alan R. Kamuda
"Bears are everywhere. They're in the front yard, the back yard & alongside the house." Writes Alan R. Kamuda after his visit to the Oswald Bear Ranch.

"The DNR would call me with an abandoned cub asking when I could handle another one," Oswald said. "Someone would buy a newborn bear cub,then couldn't handle them when they were 2 years old and call me up asking if I could take it. A neglected bear would need a new home. It just started to grow & never stopped."

The Oswalds invite you to visit the Eye Fight Back Website. Developed by the Oswald Family - this Self Defense Program is so powerful it is patented!!

Along with the launching of their new website, they will also be offering a Self Defense Eye Fight Back Video for purchasing securely via PayPal. Please check out this incredible way to keep you and your family safe!

Great for Groups and Individuals of all ages!

Click here to learn more!
Halfway Lake Resort
Members of the Zoological Association of America

Free admission for Active Military
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend
thru Sept. 30th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
PHONE : 906 293-3147
Owners : Dean & Jewel Oswald
Admission: $20/per car or motorcycle. $10 for individuals
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