Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Natural ponds, lush landscaping, and wandering Ambass-zoo-dors are eager to indulge inquisitive guests. Get curious about everything from bears to boas, macaws to monkeys, panthers to pythons, and alligators to zebra. Safari rides.


Apr-Oct: 10am-5pm.


13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd
Thurmont MD 21788
Get Directions


Local Phone:
  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Educational Resources Available
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group Tour Rates Offered
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Student Group-Friendly
  • Weddings
Rated 1 by LiveLaughLove360

October 14, 2020


Do Not Visit!

There were 4 pups in the meerkat exhibit. 2 laying dead on the ground, no fur and eyes closed, so less than 2 weeks old. The other 2 barely surviving, eyes still shut, and kept getting carried around...

Read More
Rated 5 by Lebanonmom3

October 11, 2020


Memorable Family Experience

Always have the most wonderful time here! Zoo is clean, easy to navigate with lots of benches and picnic tables. The safari is a must do!

Read More
Rated 4 by 67craigw

October 06, 2020


Nice Park

Nice little animal park. Variety of animals and exhibits. Self paced and easy to walk. Good park for kids. Safari is okay, takes about 45 minutes. Kids would appreciate more feeding animals than...

Read More

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Rated  based on 278 reviews
based on 278 Reviews
Read all the reviews Write a review