|Waryong Recreational Forest (와룡자연휴양림)|
|The Jangsu region of Jeollabuk-do is one of the least developed inland areas in the country. Located deep in the mountains, the area sits on a plateau with an average elevation of 500 meters above sea level. It is also where Geumgang and Seomjingang, two of the country’s four major rivers, start.
Waryong Recreational Forest (와룡자연휴양림), established in 1996, can accommodate about 600 people each day and is open all year round. Its facilities include a camping ground, camping deck, benches, various other facilities and lodgings, such as a recreational centre, cottages and cabins. For children the park has year-round sledding, an outdoor swimming pool and a natural water park. It has a space for educational programs and a recreational/cultural area.
The hiking trail extending from the park to the valley leads to Ogyechi Gogaetmaru (hilltop), the watershed of Geumgang and Seomjingang. The trail is a narrow path through a thick, lush forest, ideal for taking a stroll. At the top of Ogyechi, you can take in the lovely view of the open grass field brightened up with all kinds of wild flowers in September. In October, visitors will be enchanted with the green pampas grass and colourful autumn leaves.
| Course (14km):
Recreational Forest → Satgatbong Peak (삿갓봉) → Ogyechi (오계치) → Palgongsan Mt. (팔공산)
* Short Distance Courses
Course 1 (3.5km):
Camping Site 3 → Ogyechi (오계치) → Satgatbong Peak (삿갓봉) → Gaksiso (각시소)
Course 2 (5.9km):
Mountain Lodge (Bueongi (owl) Room, 부엉이방) → Gitdaebong Peak (깃대봉) → Ogyechi (오계치) → Satgatbong Peak (삿갓봉) → Gaksiso (각시소)
Course 3 (3.7km):
Camping Site 3 → Ogyechi (오계치) → Gitdaebong Peak (깃대봉) → Bueongi (owl) Room (부엉이방)
|Accommodations: 14:00 - 13:00 (the next day)
Swimming pool: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00
|Up to 1,200 people a day|
|Adults: 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
Youths: 1,500 won / Group: 1,000 won
Children: 1,000 won / Group: 700 won
※ Group: 30 people or more
※ Free admission: Seniors ages over 65
|Facility Utilization Fees|
(Peak season or Weekends /
Mountain Cabin (산막) No. 1, 2, 6, 9, 10
Room for 6 people (29.7㎡): 60,000 won / 42,000 won
Owl Room (부엉이방)
Room for 4 people (33㎡): 70,000 won / 49,000 won
Scops Owl Room (소쩍새방)
Room for 8 people (33㎡): 70,000 won / 49,000 won
Cabin Complex (복합산막)
Room for 10 people (42.9㎡): 80,000 won / 56,000 won
Forest Culture Center (산림문화휴양관)
Room for 10 people (50.8㎡): 90,000 won / 63,000 won
Room for 12 people (59.5㎡): 150,000 won / 105,000 won
Recreation Center (연수의집) (264㎡): 300,000 won / 210,000 won
* Peak season: July-August
* Weekends: Friday-Sunday & the day before each holiday
* Free admission for guests using accommodation facilities.
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|From Nambu Terminal take a Jangsu-bound bus departing four times daily (9:20, 10:40, 13:40, 14:35). The journey takes 3 hours 30 minutes.
From Jangsu Terminal take a bus bound for Cheoncheon, and get off at Donchon (돈촌).
From Donchon, take a bus bound for Waryong, and get off at Sang-ri (상리).