|Seongsusan Recreational Forest|
|Located in Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, Seongsusan Recreational Forest (성수산자연휴양림) grows in a deep valley that contains historic sites from the founding days of Goryeo through to the Joseon dynasty. Because of its secluded location and clean air the forest has recently become a new popular destination for summer vacationers.
There is a children’s playground, and above it are condominium-type lodgings which can accommodate over 200 guests. There is a camping ground as well where all you hear are the sounds of flowing running water and chirping birds. It is an out-of-the-way little hideaway ideal for relaxation.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|* Course 1
Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest → Fork of the road at about 5 km. It takes about an hour for a round-trip. Because the entire course is paved and shaded by trees on both sides and is along a stream, it is ideal for families, couples, or the elderly to take a stroll on.
* Course 2
Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest → At the fork of the road after about 5 km take the right path → ‘2 km to summit’ sign → ridge → summit. It takes about two hours to make the round-trip.
* Course 3
Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest -> at the fork of the road after about 5 km take the left path → valley → Neureumjae Ridge (느름재능선) → Bohyeonbong (보현봉) at 790m elevation → summit. If you climb down to the opposite side, you will enter the Course 1. It takes about 4 hours for veteran hikers).
* Courses 4 and 5
Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest → go forward for 5 km, at the fork on the road take the left path. → Palgakjeong (팔각정, Octagonal pavilion) → ridge → Forest Cabin valley (숲속산장계곡) or Geobong Cabin valley (거봉산장계곡) → Main building of Suyanggwan (수련관, Recreation center) → Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest. It takes about one hour for veteran hikers.
* Course 6
Entrance of Seongsusan Recreational Forest → Entrance of Sangiam (상이암) → at about 5 km along → Pass through Sangiam → ridge → Bohyeonbong (보현봉) at 790m elevation → summit. If you walk down to the opposite side, you will enter Course 1. It takes about 3 hours for seasoned climbers.
|1,000 people / a day|
|500 parking spaces|
|Adults 2,000 won / Group 1,000 won
Children 1,000 won / Group 500 won
|* Recreational facilities – 14 including children’s playground, Tyrolean traverse, basketball court, foot-volleyball court and volleyball court
* Education facilities – 3 indoor classrooms, 2 outdoor public assembly halls and multiple in-forest lecture halls
* Other facilities – 2 campfire grounds, 1 survival game ground and garden
|Small cars: 2,000 won
Large cars: 5,000 won
|Facility Utilization Fees|
-Forest cabin (detached house)
Room for 5: 105,000 won
Room for 10: 155,000 won
Room for 5: 85,000 won
Room for 10: 85,000 won - 155,000 won
Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Imsil (임실).
* Bus schedule: 06:30-19:00, about 1 hour intervals
From Imsil Bus Terminal, take a local bus to Seongsu (성수).
Seongsusan Recreational Forest is about 1.5km from the bus stop.
* Bus schedule: 06:30, 10:20, 13:30, 16:50 (Bus schedules are subject to change)