We love visitors at the Bubolz Nature Preserve and encourage visitors to take casual photographs for their own personal use. We also welcome novice and professional photographers to showcase local nature through photography.
However, if you are coming to the preserve for the sole purpose of taking posed photos of people, you need a photography permit so that we can coordinate with our staff, programs and visitors to provide you with a positive photography experience. This includes wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos or the like. A photography permit is available for $100/year and can be purchased in person or through the link below.
It is also strongly encouraged that you call ahead to be sure you are not interfering with preserve programs and/or activities. In addition, there are times the preserve may be closed to photography, and calling ahead will save you the inconvenience of having to relocate.
Keep in mind, Bubolz is first and foremost a nature preserve and protecting our native plants is our top priority.
- You must stick to the trails.
- Do not pose any clients off of the trails for any reason.
- No pets allowed.
- Be respectful of other people using the trails (hikers and other photographers alike.)
- Adherence to these and all other preserve rules is required.
Please note that taking professional photos without a valid permit will be considered trespassing and you will be subject to fines from the Grand Chute Police Department.
Thank you in advance for adhering to our policy. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Ziepke, Office Manager at (920) 731-6041.
**As a Photography Permit holder, you will receive all of the same benefits as the Bubolz Family Membership Level.