​​​​​​​Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Inc. is a 

501 (c) 3 Georgia Non-profit corporation 

licensed USDA / Georgia DNR facility

established in 1992.

​​​​​​​Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Inc. is a 

501 (c) 3 Georgia Non-profit corporation 

licensed USDA / Georgia DNR facility

established in 1992.

CHESTATEE WILDLIFE FACTS


NATIVE AND EXOTIC SPECIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

A FRIENDLY, CLEAN AND SAFE
ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ANIMALS

WELL FED AND HEALTHY ANIMALS

VOLUNTEERS WHO GIVE ALL OF  ANIMALS THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE!

We don't charge you extra to see all of our animals!

We always need volunteers!

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

​469 Old Dahlonega Highway

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533​

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  every day

We are open every day of the week unless we are experiencing heavy rain. 

Please check the weather in our zip code 30533

Admission:     Children  (age 11 and under)  $5

                      Adult  (age 12 and older)        $10

​No hidden or extra fees- regular admission allows you to see all of our animals

We welcome cash, debit and credit cards!   

Parking is free!   Buses are welcome!

​   Come to the zoo in Dahlonega, Georgia 

​Now Hiring Zookeepers!

OPEN daily 9 am to 4 pm

(Gates close at 4 pm last entry at 3:15 pm)

Please bring canned food donations for the animals! Peaches, pineapples, pears, potatoes, green beans, crab meat, chicken, tuna, p-nut butter... or fresh vegetables.  All donations are greatly appreciated!

 Employment Application            click here            

Apply in person only- do not call or email!

Print the application, fill it out and bring it in person.

You must be18 years or older

High school graduate or equiv

Have your own transportation
Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.

Available 7 days a week
Able to perform manual labor

Have good communication skills
Consent to background check and random drug testing

Please print, complete and deliver the application during regular business hours