Local Spotlight: Chehaw Park & Zoo
The Chehaw Park & Zoo is a truly unique gem for families in the Albany, Leesburg, and Tifton areas. With hundreds of animals in their zoo and a range of outdoor recreational activities, you can bring the family by for a day or whole weekend of fun!
The Zoo at Chehaw
Within their zoo, they have natural outdoor exhibits, where you can see everything from cheetahs to alligators. As you stroll through their scenic boardwalks and cypress swamps, you and the kids can point out all the various animals you will see along the way. In total, there are more than 73 different species at the Chehaw Zoo!
Your children can even enjoy a truly unique zoo experience with their Good Nights at the Swamp. This overnight program lets them actually spend the night in the zoo! The staff will take them on a night hike around the zoo as they get to see the native nighttime creatures. Then, they will learn more about nocturnal animals during their hands-on animal encounters.
The night then ends around the fire with stories and smores! Before leaving in the morning, the group will get one last behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo as they help the zookeepers go around waking up the animals!
More Outdoor Fun at Chehaw
Beyond the zoo, Chehaw Park offers a range of recreational activities for all ages to enjoy!
- Mountain Biking: With over 10 miles of trails, you and your family or friends can take the bikes out for a ride around Chehaw. You can hit various loops throughout the park, each offering beautiful views and fun riding!
- Disc Golf: Leave the clubs at home and bring the frisbee to the Joshua W. Franklin Memorial Disc Golf Course. Whether you are an avid disc golf player or are giving it a try for the first time, the course at Chehaw Park offers a fun challenge for all skill levels.
- Splash Park: During the summer, your kids can get a break from the heat and run around Splash Park! Essentially its own mini water park, your kids will have fun playing in Splash Park while you can relax under the shade sitting at one of the picnic tables.
- BMX & RC Racing Track: Chehaw Park is also home to a racing track for BMX riders of all abilities and ages. Their pump track is great for those new to the sport to practice on and experts to perfect their riding! The RC Track features both an off-road racetrack and dirt oval track. You can even enter in one of their organized races!
With all there is to do at Chehaw Park & Zoo, you don’t have to worry about squeezing it all into one day. With various camping arrangements, your family can spend the night around the campfire and sleep under the stars before enjoying another day of activities at Chehaw.
They even have camps that you can sign the kids up for. With their sleepaway camps, your child will get to do everything from shooting archery and canoeing in the Muckalee Creek to learning more about the animals at the zoo!
Spend a Fun-Filled Weekend at the Chehaw Park & Zoo
With all there is to see and do at the Chehaw Park & Zoo, you won’t have to go far to enjoy the day outdoors with the family.
Plan a trip to the zoo or reserve a camping spot for a full weekend of fun at the Chehaw Park & Zoo!