Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Dahlonega, GA

zedonk at chestatee wildlife preserve in dahlonega, gaThis past spring we went on a field trip with my daughter’s class to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve. We had a wonderful time walking around the preserve and seeing all of the exotic animals.

The zedonks were our favorite animals. CWP put on a fun interactive, informative animal show. We had a great picnic lunch and the kids played and enjoy the surroundings.

We will definitely be back to see their new white siberian tiger cub and african lion cubs, and other exotic animals.

Pack a lunch, pack up the kids and check out this hidden gem in North Georgia!

About CWP (from their website)
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve houses over 250 animals on their preserve ranging from large cats to exotic birds. Visit with bears, lions, tigers, monkeys, reptiles and more. Bring lunch and the family.

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is a Georgia 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and fully licensed rescue, exotic animal and wildlife preserve. The Preserve is funded through guest admission fees, corporate, and personal donations.

The Preserve is located 45 minutes north of Atlanta, GA on Old Dahlonega Highway (SR 115) in Dahlonega, and sits on over 20 acres of gently rolling farmland. Over 100 animals, with many different species, live at CWP. The Preserve is a magical place to walk around or feed some of the animals. The pace of the Preserve is meant to be slow as guests meander among the exhibits. They can’t help but see and hear new things. This is when the questions usually start and volunteers circulating throughout the property are quick to help with answers that hopefully lead to more questions.

There are many places to sit throughout the Preserve, picnic tables to enjoy lunch or a snack, and a playground for the little ones. Another goal of the Preserve is to provide a safe non-commercial place for each guest to enjoy the gift of time with their spouse, family, partner, or self. The Preserve is a place where it is fun to just sit, watch, and reflect.

It usually takes about one hour to complete a visit but each guest is encouraged to spend as much time as they would like with the animals.

Meet their newest babies!

“Majestic II” male White Siberian Tiger cub
Baby Girl and Baby Boy African Lion cubs
“Lilly Kate” baby Coatimundi
“Prickles” baby Hedgehog

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is located off Hwy 115 /52 between Cleveland and Dahlonega, Georgia.

Open 7 days a week!    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: 11 and under $5, 12 and older $10 (cash, credit/debit cards only)
(animal encounters and guided tours are priced seperately upon request)

Available for groups, field trips, birthday parties and much more. Volunteers and donations welcome.

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Inc. is the only exotic animal rescue and wildlife preserve in North Georgia. Home to white Siberian Tigers, African Lions, Grizzly Bears and many other exotic and endangered species.

For more information, call 678-859-6820. Like them on Facebook! All proceeds go to feed, house and care for the animals!

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