|Seongsusan Recreational Forest (성수산자연휴양림)|
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|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
The prices are subject to change, therefore advised to check the details with the facility management office.
|Small cars: 2,000 won
Large cars: 5,000 won
|Facility Utilization Fees|
Main Building (Yeonsugwan Room No. 202-210) 85,000 won
Geobongsansang (거봉산장) (No. 1-3) 85,000 won
Pyeonggang’s House (평강의 집) (No. 1-3) 155,000 won
Pyeonggang’s House (Haengbok (Happy) Room) 185,000 won
Pyeonggang’s House (Chukbok (blessing) Room) 235,000 won
Forest Cabin (숲속의 집) (Room No. 1, 5) 205,000 won
Forest Cabin (Room No. 2) (Room No. 2, 3) 155,000 won
Forest Cabin (Room No. 6, 7) 105,000 won
Yeollipsanjang (연립산장) (Room No. 101, 102) 105,000 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)