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Atascadero, CA

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Home to Charles Paddock Zoo

“Set in beautiful Atascadero Lake Park, the Zoo is the perfect place to stop while visiting the Central Coast. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2003, the Charles Paddock Zoo is the home of rare Indo-Chinese Tigers, Spider Monkeys, Meerkats, and many more unique species. The Zoo is proud to be "Your Central Coast Conservation Center" committed to wildlife conservation, education, and research.

Visit with the animals, enjoy a picnic, or shop for unique souvenir's in the Zoovenier Shop. Wine festival's, Ice Cream Zoofari's, camps, tours, puppet shows, crafts, Halloween Zoo Boo's, and "Zooper" hosted birthday parties, there's always something to do at the Zoo. “ From
Visit and rediscover one of the Central Coasts best kept gems.