Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, A North Georgia Zoo


469 Old Dahlonega Hwy.
Dahlonega GA 30533


  • Pony and Horse Rides: $25.00
  • Admission- Adult 12 and older: $10.00
  • Admission- Children 1-11: $5.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 4:00pm


Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is located on 30 acres of gently rolling farmland, and is home to over 100 exotic and native animals. The preserve is an educational and non-profit organization licensed to exhibit exotic as well as domestic wildlife. A volunteer staff works with the animals, and visitors have the opportunity to observe and interact. More than 125 animals are showcased at the facility, including a number of rare and endangered international wildlife species. The preserve is home to rare white Siberian tigers, chimpanzees, African lions, servals, leopards, zebras, macaws, emus and more.

Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch while you watch the animals play. Open to the public seven days a week 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 11 and under. Email if you would like to contact us with questions or would like more information.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Party Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
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