Camping

 

One activity which should not be missed at Khao Yai in the cool season is camping in nature, surrounded by forest and streams. It is recommended for people fleeing the urban jungle, or getting quality time with their families or friends. At night time, it is very dark as there is no light pollution, and a multitude of stars are visible all over the sky.

Khao Yai National Park currently has one open campsite, Lam Ta Khong Campground. This is a large open piece of grassland next to the river, which is home to a population of otters. It is surrounded by trees which are a habitat for monkeys and gibbons. Even deer can be observed foraging. Despite being this close to nature, the campground has every modern facility.

Best time to camp :  Cool season from November to March

There are two campsites for tourists which are:

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Location   Capacity
1 Lam Ta Khong Campground 800 visitors  
2 Khao Rom Viewpoint Campground (seasonal overflow only) 1,000 visitors

Using the service

Register to reserve campground space through the online system, or travel by yourself to the campground in the case that the campground is not fully booked.

It is recommended to book before noon on the desired day.

Pay the camping fee at the campground office.

If you have not prepared camping equipment, it is possible to rent through the same online channel.

If you cancel a reservation, you can download the refund request form for camping and services of the National Park.

Online Booking Refund Request Form

Service Condition

●  You may make a reservation 60 days in advance for a maximum three consecutive days of stay

●  It is forbidden to put up a tent outside the campground

●  The restaurant and shop at the campground are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Facilities

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Restroom Shower room Parking
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Electricity Store Restaurant / Coffee shop 

 

Rental charges for camping space

Adult
30 Baht/Person/Night 
Child
10 Baht/Person/Night  

 

Rental charges for camping equipment

  Equipment  Fee
tent.svg Three-person tent 225 Baht/Night
tent.svg Two-person tent 150 Baht/Night
sleeping-bag.svg Sleeping bag 50 Baht/Night
Page-1.svg Blanket 20 Baht/Night
yoga-mat.svg Sleeping board 35 Baht/Night 
carpet.svg Mat 20 Baht/Night
pillow.svg Pillow 20 Baht/Night  
event-tent.svg Canvas sheet 40 Baht/Night 

 

 

Recommendations for pitching a tent

1. Choose a spot for your tent in advance before travelling, which should be a space you have already used, to prevent expanding the camp. If it is your first time, practise pitching your tent before travelling, Otherwise you may waste hours pitching your tent. Find your camping spot at least an hour before sundown, to complete pitching your tent before it gets dark.

2. Choose a camping spot with adequate water supply and spread a plastic sheet on the ground to keep the floor of the tent dry, so you don't have to dig ditches for water run-off. However, you should pitch your tent at least 30 metres from natural water.

3. Don't pitch your tent under a large tree. Heavy rain may break off branches which will fall to the ground, and there is a danger from lightning in the event of a thunderstorm. Choose a spot with not too much shade and far away from bigger trees, so if they fall down, you will be outside the radius of falling branches.

4. Don't pitch your tent in an open area. You need the protection of the tree line to prevent your tent being swept away by high winds.

5. Don't pitch your tent at the foot of a hill. If it rains hard there may be flash floods, which can be dangerous.

6. Don't pitch your tent in a dry riverbed under any circumstances, as heavy rain can turn it into a stream in just a few minutes.

7. Don't pitch your tent on thick grass or damp areas, because this is usually where you find mosquitoes and other insects

8. Before pitching your tent, check the area for animal tracks, which may indicate animal trails. If it looks unsafe, please avoid it.

9. When camping in the rainy season, also put up a flysheet and dig ditches around the tent

10. Beware of venomous animals such as snakes, scorpions and centipedes, which may seek out dry spaces in the tent, or get into sleeping bags or shoes which are not carefully stored. Check your sleeping bag or shoes carefully before you put them on.

You may spread insecticide or lime all around the tent.

11. Do your cooking in the designated zones. ​​​​

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