Thursday, July 27, 2017

Camping in Korea: Free Camping at Bongmu Park(Daegu)

Daegu Citizen Press 2017


Free Camping at Bongmu Park!


That is correct, FREE CAMPING!  Bongmu Park hosts a campground with twenty areas to put up a tent. You can also just go and do a cook out. So, let’s explore the facilities!




Carts are located at the gate.  The gate is about 800 meters from the camping grounds.  They are very helpful when bring all the things you need to enjoy a night or an afternoon.  A big family tent and ice chest, tables, chairs, barbeque grill and mats can be a hassle to move.  There are four carts available for use free of charge.



The area size is about 3.5m2.   Nice sized family tents can fit in the area for each of the twenty spots. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon.  It had rained Saturday evening and early on Sunday.  There were only a few families already there.  But, as we had finished our picnic there were more families arriving.


This family was enjoying a day at Bongmu Park with a picnic and some practice throwing a ball and catching.  It is important to remember that the area is limited, but there is a huge play area at the base of the camping area.




There are a few picnic tables scattered around.  But not enough for each camping family.  It is a good idea to plan for not having access to a picnic table, so be prepared.




I think another thing to point out is be prepared with know-how when it comes to putting the gear you have into action.  These two dads were having a very difficult time and finally Min Hee said to her dad, “Daddy, can you help them?”  “ I think they are having trouble.”




Bongmu camping grounds allows BBQing.  It is the preferred way to enjoy your meals. This family did not plan on an overnight, they were just visiting to have a cookout.




There are hardcore campers who enjoy what we call “Glamping”. This refers to having all sorts of gear and comfort items to be almost like home.  There are others who just enjoy the outdoors.  This family brought an inexpensive quick pop up tent.




Sometimes camping is fun but sometimes kids need a little more action. There is a playground and swings across the walking path from the campgrounds.  Parents can easily see the kids playing from their camp site.

There is a large room for washing your dishes and utensils.  There is also a female and male restroom with standard stalls.  There is no shower facility, so be prepared for that.




Each site has a shared fire extinguisher and the sites are marked with rope squares on the ground. There is a small supermarket beside the playing fields and it is open from 930AM to 630PM.




Remember, it is first come first served.  There is no reservation system. Plan ahead so you can take advantage of the facilities hassle free.

Date open except Nov 1 - May 15
Address 66, Palgong-ro 50-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
KR Address 대구시 동구 팔공로 50길 66
Contact  053-662-2856

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