We are closed to the public until further notice.

Welcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Welcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Welcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & ZooWelcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & ZooWelcome to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Special Notice

We expect to be closed to the public through March 31st or perhaps longer. This decision was made in accordance with public health guidelines and to ensure the safety of our volunteers, keepers, precious primates and other species who could possibly be affected by the COVID-19 virus. We are  sorry for this inconvenience. The animals will miss you! We pray for your good health!


Many of you have asked how you can help the animals even though we are closed to the public. We are so appreciative that you understand they still have to be fed and cleaned every day. We greatly appreciate any canned goods that you would like to donate.  They can be left at our main gate.  Thank you so much!

Admission & Hours


Age 12 and older $10                      

Age 1 to 11 are $5

(infants under 12 months are free)

Feed Bucket/Bag $5 each

Gift Certificates are available!

Cash is preferred.

Debit, MC, Visa, AX & Discover accepted

Feed the animals that come to the fence at your own risk.  Small children should not feed the animals without the parents assistance!  Be careful all animals can bite! 

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 is at  

2:45 p.m. and we close promptly at 4 p.m.


We are closed to the public until further notice. 


 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

09:00 am – 04:00 pm