Welcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Admission & Hours


Age 12 and older $10                      

Age 1 to 11 are $5

infants under 12 months are free

Feed Buckets $5 each (feed animals that come to the fence at your own risk!)

We love our visitors! It is important to us that you have plenty of time to see all of the exotic animals. Be sure to arrive early because the last entry will be at 3 p.m. and we close promptly at 4 p.m.

Cash is preferred.

Debit, MC, Visa, AX & Discover

Gift Certificates are available!


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Sunday

We are open everyday year round!

The best time to visit the animals is in the morning before it gets to hot!

Please arrive no later than 3 p.m. for final entry because we close our gates at 4 p.m.


 Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is home to over 100 exotic and native animals.  These animals are rescued due to being orphaned, abused, illegally purchased or just in need of a forever home.  

You can help feed the animals by donating fresh produce, canned fruits, vegetables and meats!

Examples of fresh produce: Kale, cabbage, corn on the cob, peaches, grapes, bananas, strawberries, blue berries, apples.  We always need peanut butter, raisin bread and wheat bread too!

Toddler toys are always needed for the little monkeys!

Do you have a working golf cart you would like to donate for a tax deduction?  Call us!

Help us care for the animals!

       Your support and contributions will enable us to feed, house and care for the animals.   We do not receive any government funding.    Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Inc.  is a Georgia 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Public Notice

Please note that we are smoke free. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the Preserve including the parking lot. Your cigarette butts are deadly to our animals!   


Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(678) 300-0019


Open today

9:00 am – 4:00 pm