Catskill, NY

The Old Catskill Game Farm Abandoned Zoo: Fido's Vineyard

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Stay at and explore what was the site of The Catskill Game Farm, America's first and largest privately owned zoo. The tent is tucked into hundreds of acres of uninhabited land giving you the perfect campsite getaway on a truly unique Catskills property. The property sits on 203 mountainside acres with 100+ buildings and old animal shelters, 3.5 miles of paved pathways and remnants of the abandoned zoo still in tact.

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This is a Tentrr Signature Site
This site has been selected by our team and set up with the standard Tentrr kit.
This site is located within a state park and includes the standard Tentrr kit. Please see Site Guidelines below for more details.
Partner sites are privately owned sites that may have modern amenities located on the property.
Backcountry sites let you enjoy traditional camping on private land. You need to bring your own tent and supplies.
Site Highlights
Parking On-Site
14 campers
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Pet friendly
Rain Guarantee available
Fire ban in effect
Overview

If you are attempting to book this site and having any issues with availability (i.e. calendar shows "available" but you are still unable to book) please email hello@tentrr.com for assistance :) **DISCLAIMER** - This year is one of the worst tick seasons ever. Please be mindful of ticks while you are camping, we are tucked in 200+ acres of wilderness so please be prepared to repel and protect against ticks during your stay. Located on the site of The Old Catskill Game Farm, the Abandoned Zoo: Our 'Fido's Vineyard' Site is the perfect location for campers traveling with their pups. It is a fully fenced in site with a rain shelter. You also have access some of the most popular destinations in the Catskills but still have a site all to yourselves! All 4 of our sites now include: -Hotel Quality Memory Foam Mattress -Sheets and pillow cases upon request -Pillows, comforter and other bedding must be provided by the camper -Direct access to 25+ miles of private hiking/mountain biking trails including swimming holes and waterfalls to explore -The Abandoned Zoo with 3.5 miles of paved walkways + many miles of wooded trails There is a police training area about a half of a mile up the road. Occasionally you can hear shooting. It is perfectly safe and doesn't often last long.

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Site Guidelines

-Please SHOP in your LOCAL area, try to carefully prepare to not go into local towns/communities if avoidable, just to reduce the spread of COVID-19. -Do not enter zoo area after dark -Do not bring wood from more than 10 miles from the site -Do not bring glass if avoidable -Carefully read through the email you will receive with details and information before your stay -There ARE restaurants that will deliver to our property if you would like to order in while visiting.

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Stay under the stars at an abandoned zoo and what was America's first and largest privately owned zoo
Location
pin location image Near Catskill, NY
Site Rules
Respect the land and tent as you would your own.
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Respect & Safety
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The Unity Blaze is a symbol that promotes unity in the outdoors and reiterates our commitment to “Treat Everyone, Everywhere, Equally.”
Don't carve your name into anything, or cut down trees. In general, treat the property and all the animals with the utmost respect.
The minimum cleaning fee is $50 and will be charged for leaving a campsite a mess.
Cancellation

Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
Choose from different cancellation options at checkout, based on what works best for you and your trip planning.

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