Feed the animals! $5 Feed buckets HORSE & PONY RIDES THIS WEEKEND!

Welcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo


 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!

Help us care for the animals!

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

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Admission & Hours


Adult: Age 12 and older $10                      

Children: 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!

We may close for rain check the weather in our zip code 30533

Please arrive no later than 3 p.m. for final entry.

PONY & HORSE RIDES this Saturday 10 am-3:30 pm & Sunday 1 pm-3:30 pm $25



Fun for all ages!  Helmets required and provided. One rider per horse or pony. Weight limit 200 lbs Cash or credit cards accepted. No reservations required. 

$25 per rider. We do not ride in the Rain!






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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(678) 300-0019