Ideal for viewing herds of Elephants as well as Langur, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking deer, Wild Boar, Crocodiles, and Water Buffalo, this park is also famous for its stunningly beautiful Peacocks, and as many as 143 species of endemic and other migratory birds as well. This is a 37,062 hectare expanse of park with rolling plains, dense forests and mixed evergreen forests, usually opens from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and offers many interesting bird species for observation. Some of them are;
The Brown Fish Owl, Ceylon Trogon, Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Hawk Eagle, Baya Weaver, Red-faced Malkoha, Blue –faced Malkoha, Red winged Crested Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Drongo Cuckoo, Forest Eagle Owl, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Indian Pitta, Painted Stork, Paradise Flycatcher, Little Scops Owl, Thick-Billed Flowerpecker, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, the White-Necked Stork and numerous others.
Wasgamuwa can be reached from Colombo via the Kandy road, to Raja Mawatha, Mahiyangana and Wilgamuwa to the Park. Alternatively, travelling from Colombo to Kandy, Matale, Riverstone, Hettipola, and Wilgamuwa to the Park, is another possible route.