Chahinkapa Zoo



Mailing Address:  PO Box 1325 Wahpeton, ND  58074

Physical Address: 1004 R.J. Hughes Drive Wahpeton, ND  58075

Telephone:  (701) 642-8709   Fax:  (701) 642-9285


Class Registration:  (701) 642-8709

Chahinkapa Zoo is nationally accredited by the American Zoo Association.


Zoo Hours: May: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM June – August: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM September – October: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission: Adults:  $8.00 Ages 4 – 12:  $4.00 Senior Citizen:  $7.00

Zoo Staff:

  • Kathy Diekman – Zoo Director
  • Tom Schmaltz – Curator
  • Patrick Brejcha – Lead Zoo Keeper  

Chahinkapa Zoo Association:
Chahinkapa Zoo Association meets on the second Monday of each month at 5PM in Rodger Ehnstrom Nature Center.

President – Leo Gregoire
Vice-President – Lonnie Halverson
Jim Oliver
Tim Matz, DVM
Justin Birkelo
Julie Aigner
Wade Harty

Cans for Camels

Drop aluminum cans off at the Nature Center entrance,  Econofoods, or bring them directly to the Wilkin County Recycling Center and credit them to the zoo.

Prairie Rose Chapel

The Prairie Rose Chapel in Chahinkapa Park is available for weddings, renewal of vows and other spiritual events. It is a beautifully restored, quaint church that can hold 60 visitors. Call 642-8709 to reserve dates

Zoo Classes

Prairie Rose Carousel


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