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NATIONAL NATURAL RECREATION FOREST

GANGWON-DO PROVINCE

Gariwangsan Mountain Natural Recreation Forest

Gariwangsan (Mountain) Natural Recreation Forest has its fabulous beauty of streams flowing down along Hoedong valley and is surrounded by a natural broadleaf forest of yew trees, Korean firs, rowan trees, etc. It is very popular among summer vacationers for the ice cave from which 4℃cool winds brow out as well as its various lodgings and convenient camping facilities. Visitors can chill out while strolling along wild flowers beds and forest paths and trekking along hiking trails. What’s more, a 100 km forest road can be used for mountain marathon, mountain bike and other mountain leports. Thus, this forest is one of the best popular recreational forests where people of all ages can enjoy nature to the full (except for the forest fire caution period in spring and autumn).

Facilitiesand location

Lodging Facility Log cabin 4 buildings : (26㎡) for 4 persons
2 buildings : (33㎡) for 5 persons
4 buildings 5 cabins : (49㎡) for 8 persons
Lodging Complex (2 buildings & 18 lodgings) 8 lodgings : (29㎡) for 5 persons
3 lodgings : (39㎡) for 6 persons
3 lodgings : (46㎡) for 8 persons
Amenity Camping deck 2 Sites 25 decks
Walking Trail 0.9 km long
Cultural Management Hall 1 building : (49㎡) for 8 persons
Auto Camping 1 sites 20 decks
Nature Learning Hall 1 building
Guided Nature Trail 1 trail (5.0㎞)
Location
707 Gariwangsan-ro Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
Telephone
(031)562-5833
Destination used for navigation devices
Gariwangsan Natural Recreation Forest

Tourist attractions

  • Hwaam Cave
    Hwaam Cave is the largest limestone cave in Korea boasting a wide range of stalactite stones scattered inside and especially a massive wall of yellow stalactites which is one of the biggest in Asia.
  • Gangwon Land
    This entertaining site is the only casino in Korea where native residents are allowed to enter. It has slot machines and various table games as well as a theme park.
  • Haiwon Ski Resort
    It features all-level courses from beginner to advanced on ski slopes so everybody can enjoy skiing and it is very popular among families.