Ocampo Deer Farm in Camarines Sur has been enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages since its establishment in 1996. A short, enjoyable drive from the Hibiscus Farm, this sprawling deer sanctuary located at the foothills of Mount Isarog is one of the biggest deer farms in Asia. At the moment, the farm is home to at least 200 deer.
We went to this deer farm after visiting Consocep Falls. The last time I was in a deer farm was when I was in Nara, Japan. Wild deer roam around the city’s national park. Here in Ocampo, Australian species of deer roam around the 5-hectare farm. It is fenced but tourists can get up close up close and personal with the deer inside.
I’ve always thought deer were adorable but they’re naturally skittish in the wild so it was such a unique experience to be up-close and feed them! Although, it was mating season when we got there. So, all we can do was feed them from the other side of the fence… It was still fun! You will have a blast here if you are an animal lover!
How to get to Ocampo Deer Farm from Naga City
1. Go to Naga Bus Station (beside SM Naga City)
2. Take a bus bound to Goa, Sagnay, Tigaon, or San Jose
3. Ask the conductor to drop you at the intersection of Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Ocampo or state directly that you are headed to Ocampo’s deer farm
4. Get off at Ocampo town proper
From Ocampo town proper:
Take habal-habal or tricycle to Ocampo Deer Farm (Fare: Php35.00 per way)
The farm can be reached via car approximately 2.5 hours from Daraga, Albay, or 30 minutes from the town of Pili.
Entrance fee to Ocampo Deer Farm
Php0.00. This deer farm is owned by the local government. The entrance fee is free.
If you are in Camarines Sur or anywhere in Bicol region, Ocampo Deer Farm is an interesting spot to add to your itinerary. You can spend an hour here. Then head to this other must-visit attractions. Check out this tour agencies for great trip packages in case you don’t wanna DIY touring.