Connecting With Nature

Cherokee Trace wild animal park near Jacksonville Texas, Open 361 days a year.

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For more information about wild animal park, Call 903-683-3322.

Nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas, 12 miles East of Jacksonville, TX.  Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See over two dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. At your own pace, enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and open savannahs of this 300-acre preserve.

From the comfort of your own vehicle, you can observe, feed, and photograph these beautiful creatures. This natural environment has miles of roads that take you into a whole different world. Spot a Watusi (African longhorn cow) mother and calf grazing near a spring-fed pond. Watch the Blackbuck (Indian antelope) stodding across an open field.

Hours & Prices

Find our most up to date hours of operation and book your adventure today. Our drive-thru safari is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Get a group together and save with group rates!


We recommend Google Maps as they have our correct location. Many GPS units and OnStar do not have our location correct. We encourage our guests to use the link below to get more specific directions.


You are welcome to drive through the park at your leisure and bring your own lunch to enjoy at the picnic area. The price of admission allows you access to the park all day.
Tuesday 26 November 2013