Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve Dahlonega GA

Content byDennis Lynn

Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

November 3, 2020

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo FAQ’s

Where do the animals come from?  Most of the animals are rescues, orphaned, or were in need of a forever home.

Are you open?  We are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How much is regular admission?  Age 12 and older $15 and ages 11 and younger $10  

Age 12 months and younger are free. 

Do the animals bite?  Yes, they can bite and you feed them at your own risk.  

How long does it take to see the animals?   On average about 1 1/2 hours.

Do you take credit cards?   Yes, but cash is preferred.

Is there a charge to use the picnic table or pavilions? No, as long as you bring your own garbage bags to dispose of the trash at your own  home or facility due to our limited dumpster space.

Can we bring a packed lunch?  Yes and be sure to pick up and remove all trash.

Do you have picnic tables?  Yes- free of charge.

Is there a specific start time?  We open at 10 am.

What is the latest we can arrive?  2:45 pm is the last entry.

Is there a tour or is it self-guided?  Self-guided.

What kind of trails do you have?  All of our trails are bark chips. (After a hard rain it takes several days to get re-barked.)

Do you provide wheelchairs? No we do not have any.  Please bring your own.

Are pets allowed?   No, they are not allowed for their own safety and we do not have any areas for them go to the bathroom.  

Are service dogs allowed?  Yes, and proper id and restraints are required.

Do you sell refreshments and snacks?  Pepsi and Coke products. No food.

Do you have restrooms?  Yes porta johns.

Do you have birthday parties?  Yes, and reservations are preferred.

Can we play with the tigers?  No.

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