Tentrr Overlook Site at The Game Farm

TENTRR OVERLOOK INSTRUCTIONS

We're looking forward to having you stay with us!

​A fun and relaxing outdoor adventure awaits you! Your Tentrr campsite is located on the grounds of the old Catskill Game Farm, a world famous zoo that closed in 2006. It's a beautiful campsite that offers you the chance to relax, unplug, and experience nature! You can learn more about the property history here.

CHECK-IN & DIRECTIONS TO YOUR SITE

 

Address: 400 Game Farm Road, Catskill, NY 12414

Check in is at 2:00pm 

 

Please follow the clearly marked signage to the Overlook Site (there are 3 other campsites: Wooded, Mountain View, and Fido’s Vineyard - all have color coded signs.) All of the sites require a vehicle to access them. If you have more than 3 cars, please park those over max in our parking lot.

Download the Overlook Site Directions Photo Here (please do so before you arrive, cell service can be unreliable)

GPS can be unreliable for finding our location. It is exactly 1.8 miles from when you turn onto Game Farm Road from Route 32. 

CAMP-KEEPER CONTACT INFO

  • If you have any questions about your trip prior to your arrival please contact us at visit@theoldgamefarm.com

  • Once you are on site, if you need any assistance please contact Moshe or Shawn at 518-719-2177 ext 1. 

FAQs about your campsite

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A large canvas tent with a Queen sized bed and a memory foam mattress

  • A separate five person pop-up dome tent 

  • Picnic table and benches 

  • Outdoor camp shower and toilet 

  • 2 Adirondack chairs

  • Plastic container filled with: tentrr site instructions, first aid kit, umbrella, extra TP, bug repellent, extra toilet liners and extra garbage bag

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • S'mores supplies & any food you'd like to eat

  • A cooler to keep your grub from spoiling 

  • Your own bedding and pillows (if you have not purchased this as an extra through Tentrr)

  • Lanterns and lighting 

  • Firewood for the campfire (if you have not purchased this as an extra through Tentrr)

  • Warm clothing - it can get cold at night, even in the summer

  • We also recommend taking a look at our recommended packing list here.

 

BATHROOMS

The site comes with an outdoor camp toilet (you'll line the loo with a provided CleanWaste bag, do your duty, then remove the bag, tie it off, and throw it in the garbage). You'll find the empty loo inside your tent when you arrive - you'll be able to move it to a more private location since it's fully portable.

 

CAMPSITE RULES

Please be respectful!

  • Do not enter zoo area after dark

  • Do not bring wood from more than 10 miles from the site

  • Do not bring glass

  • Upon check out, you should leave-no-trace of your stay and be sure your campsite is returned to its natural glory!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

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 and mosquitoes during your stay.

FOOD AND ACTIVITIES

  • Our County has an Amazing Tourism Website which can show you some of the great things to do in the area!

  • We have also already put together Our List of Favorites, which can be found here

  • There are 25+ miles of maintained trails off of our property. They are maintained by the Round Top Mountain Bike Association but are used for hiking as well. If you plan to explore them we recommend downloading the Trail Forks App, which then will allow you to be able to follow this map on your phone. The Old Game Farm connects to the “Jurassic Trail” which is a blue trail in the lower right corner when the map first loads on your phone. Your camp-keeper will be able to help direct you to this trail if you are interested.

    • You may need to create an account with trail-forks, if so it only takes a minute or two and is free. Then re-click on the link above to access the map.

 

WAIVERS - We will need one filled out and signed before you arrive, they must be received via email 72+ hours before your arrival. We will need one completed for each person coming that day-including children (we would love to save paper and ink but this is necessary). You can download it or electronically sign it. Sign Waiver Here.

 

 

BEDDING - We are glad to supply you with a memory foam mattress to enjoy during your stay. We do ask that you please supply your own bedding (including Queen Sheets). This will help you stay comfortable and us to keep the site clean for future guests.

COVID-19 - We are taking all the precautions and following all the most recent guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.​​

 

MAPS - You should download these maps below. Please note there are certain buildings and areas labeled as private, there will be no tolerance for anyone going into these buildings or areas (they are labeled or locked to help ease confusion while exploring).

 

 

EXPLORING THE ZOO

  • MOATS - The African area has several moats you should be aware of. The fencing which used to protect the public from them is no longer intact. It is very important you are aware of their locations (please see map).

  • We ask that you do not explore it after dark as there are many hazards.

  • Please refrain from using your vehicle to explore the abandoned zoo.

  • Although the TENTRR sites are outside the defunct zoo, if you choose to go into the zoo areas, please note there are certain buildings and areas labeled as private (Please see souvenir map) please respect the fact that we don't want people in them.  They are our private spaces, we keep the buildings locked and the private areas labeled.  

 

 

CHILDREN - When bringing children into the abandoned zoo area please be aware that many of the areas were not designed for the public, as well as much of the protective fencing on the property no longer exists. Please keep a close eye on your children, do not let them roam without supervision and do not let them climb on anything, as it may be unsafe for them and could damage equipment around the property.

 

 

DOGS - All of our Tentrr sites are pet friendly. All dogs must be leashed when walking around the property.

If you have any questions prior to your arrival please feel free to reach out! 

THANK YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

- The Old Game Farm Team

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