Campgrounds in Seoul-Gyeonggi-do
The word for camping in Korean is Yayeongjang (야영장).
Peak months such as June are often fully booked far in advance including city sites. Camping is a way of beating the heat and humidity of summer and given the limited land/beach space in Korea, rarely offer an isolated get-away break that foreign nationals may have experienced in countries with large expanses of forest/beach land. This is especially true when it comes to camping in the city.
GANGDONG GREENWAY FAMILY CAMPGROUND
Located in Iljasan (Mt. Ilja) Park (Dunchon-dong, Gangdong-gu), Gangdong Greenway Family Campground is a forest camping site for families and groups. There are 48 tent sites (with room for four people) and eight self-camping spots with amenities such as shower rooms, lockers, and bathrooms. Each campsite is equipped with electronic facilities. Reservations are not required, but visitors are advised to check the availability of campsites prior to their visit.
Information: 02-478-4079 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday). If no English speaker contact Seoul's 120 (press9) or Korea Tourims' 02-1330 for help getting information in English (also Chinese and Japanese). Website is in Korean only.
Directions : Subway to Gangdong Station Exit #4 (line 4 stop 548), take Bus No. 370, 30-2, 30-3, 112, 112-1, or 112-5, and get off at Gildong Ecological Park.
Admission Fees: 20,000 won for 4 people and 15,000 won for 3 people
Hours: from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. the following day. Camp sites available from 1 March to 30 November.
Located in Jarasum (Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do), Jarasum Camping is a large campground with amenities such as: a playing field, riverside decks, laundry facilities, cooking sites, an inline skating rink, parks, and natural swimming holes. There are over 40 mobile homes and 30 RVs available for rent. The campground is situated right in heart of nature, surrounded by mountains, a lake, and streams. Reservations are not required, but visitors are advised to check the availability of campsites prior to their visit.
Information/Reservations: 031-580-2700 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday). if no English speaker, contact 031-1330 for help getting information in English. Website in Korean only.
1. Take an express bus heading for Chuncheon at Dong Seoul Terminal, Sangbong Terminal, or Central City Terminal and get off at Gapyeong. For details re the bus terminals, see our 'By Bus from Seoul' page.
2. Take Bus No. 7000 in front of Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, 216) and get off at Gapyeong
3. Take Bus No. 1330-2 or 1330-3 in front of Cheongnyangni Station (Subway Line 1, 124) and get off at Gapyeong
Admission Fees: 90,000won for Mobile Homes (rate for four people during off-season weekends) and 10,000 won for Self-Camping Spots (same fee charged year-round)
Opening Hours: from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. the following day. Camp sites opened year round.
Located in Hangang Citizen's Park (in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu), Nanji Camp offers amenities including: tents, shower rooms, drinking fountains, and many places to eat. The campground is incredibly popular, as it is the only campground located along the famed Hangang (Han River). Capable of housing up to 2,000 visitors, the campground is divided into two sections: the Picnic Area and the Tent Area. Visitors who just want to cook lunch, dinner, or have a barbecue don't need to make reservations; they only need to pay admission and amenities fees at the Picnic Area. Visitors setting up their own tents or renting tents at the Tent Area must make prior reservations.
Nanji Camp is located near a variety of attractions such as Haneul Park, Noeul, a baseball field, and the Riverside Learning Center.
Information/Reservations: 02-304-0061~3 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Office closed for lunch between 13:00 to 13:30. The website is Korean only - if there is no English speaker when you call, contact 120 x9 or 02-1330 for help getting information in English).
Directions: World Cup Stadium Station (line 6, 619) take bus No 8776 to Nanji Camping ground (Travel time: 4 minutes) or shuttle bus available at the World cup stadium.
Dangsan Station (Subway Line 2, stop 237 or 9, stop 913), Exit 8 → Take Bus 9707, and get off at Nanji Hangang Park (Travel time: 5 minutes)
Admission Fees: 3,750 won for adults and 2,000 won for children 5-7 years of age (no fees charged for children four years of age and under). Those wishing for a weekend reservation between May and October can expect to have to make their reservation at least one month in advance. Tent Rentals: (effective 2011)
Shaded tent (4-6 persons) 39,000 won. Admission fees for 4 persons included.
Mongolian tent (6-10 persons) 50,000 won. Admission fees included.
* All tents come with an indoor table and camping mats; all four sides can be opened.
Hours: from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the following day. Camp sites opened year round.
Noeul Campground is located inside Noeul Park, which lies at the highest altitude of all the World Cup parks. Due to its location, it is an ideal sport for sunset watching. Also, as the site was originally planned to be a golf course, the campground features a wide open landscape and clean cut grass. Each camping site comes with a table and a barbecue grill and access to a sink, playground, convenience store and restrooms, but unlike other campsites, neither tents nor camping mats are available for rental. The campground is situated at a distance from the parking lot, so visitors must either ride an electric car or walk. Despite these minor inconveniences, the campground offers visitors a romantic and quiet camping experience in nature.
Information/Reservations: Onilne only but website has only one language - Korean. Contact Korea Tourism at 031-1330 for help getting information in English.
World Cup Stadium Station (Line 6, Stop 619), Exit 1. Take Bus 08 at the bus stop under the bridge at the World Cup Stadium South Gate towards Mapo. Get off at Seobu Driver’s License Examination site. Cross the street in the direction of Nanjicheon Park, and go towards Korea District Heating Corporation until you reach Noeul Park then walk to Noeul Campground.
Getting to the site by Electric cars: Operating hours are 10:00-sunset at 20 minute intervals. Fees (one-way): Adults (ages 12 and over) 2,000 won / Children (ages 4-11) 1,500 won
Admission Fees: Camping site (with electricity) 13,000 won
General site (no electricity) 10,000 won
Hours: from 2:00pm to 12:00 p.m the following day. Camp sites opened from 1 May through 30 November.
SEOUL GRAND PARK
Natural Campsite is located behind the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul Grand Park. It can accommodate up to 1,500 people. You may enjoy the cool breeze from Cheonggyesan Mountain, while clean water flows through the valleys. The site includes a campfire site, volleyball court, basketball court, gym, cafeterias, field kitchens, public phones, shower rooms and restrooms. Also, there are several pathways through the forest as well as red clay roads to walk barefoot.
Information/Reservations: For overnight camping Online reservations only. If the English section is not working (as is the case at the time of this posting) contact Korea Tourism's 02-1330 or Seoul's 120 x 9 for information in English. (K4E note: 2011 summer reervations full.)
Directions: Grand Park Station (Line 4, stop 437), Exit 2. Walk to the Fountain. Walk to the main gate of Seoul Land. Walk to the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. Walk to the Natural Campsite (approximately 35 minutes on foot) or take a taxi from the staton.
Admission Fees: Adults 2,000 won, Youths 1,500 won, Children 1,000 won.
Camping Fees: 15,000 won (4-person tent is included.)
*Camping Mat Rentals: 1,000 won per person
*Tent rental is available at the campsite. Visitors must return their tents by 11:00 the next day.
Hours: from 9:00am to 7:00 p.m. for one day picnics and 1:00pm to 11:00 am the following day for two-day camping. Camp sites opened from 15 March to 30 November.
NOTE: For those interested in camping elsewhere in Korea, scroll below and click on our Campgrounds-Around Korea page.
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Last Updated on 2012-06-17
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