The Christmas season is coming once again and to kick start, why not visit Santa’s reindeers? Before I start telling you about the Deer Farm, I’m going to tell you a little bit of it’s history. Cam Sur Deer Farm is not new to the province. It’s been actually here since I was young. I remember when I was in grade school, it’s one pf the places we got to when we had field trips with my class. It was first located at the Cam Sur Capitol grounds but after sometime if just suddenly gone. Unknowingly, it was just relocated into a bigger environment and a more natural habitat for the deers.
The Cam Sur Deer Farm is now located in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Ocampo, Camarines Sur. It is run by the local government. They started from 60 deers from Australia and I last heard it’s now up to 300. The new habitat is a five hectare space, four kilometers up in Mt. Isarog.
I have been there for countless times for various reasons, from photoshoots to day tours whenever I have visitors from Manila. There is no entrance fee but you need to login to their visitor’s log book. A donation to the caretaker is much appreciated.
It’s prohibited to chase the deers, to bring outside food and to litter. If you want to feed them, try asking the care takers. Sometimes when the deers are not fed yet they will cut some tall grass and let you feed it to the deers. Just relax during feeding and avoid running, they tend to chase you if you’re holding food. The deers are nice and if you’re lucky enough to get close to take a selfie with them.
here are some of my photos for my past shoots.
How To Get There?
You can get there by taking the bus or a jeepney to Goa, Tigaon or Sagnay at the Naga City bus terminal and tell the driver or conductor to drop you off the intersection of Ocampo in Barangay Sta. Cruz, a few kilometers after the municipal town proper. From there, hire a motor or habalhabal to the deer farm.