Camping at Taeanhean National Park in Korea with a Toddler


The sippy cup sojourner family grabbed our Camping in Korean National Parks book and our gear and headed out for another wonderful weekend of camping.  (Link to the book at the end of this blog entry.) 

We decided to check out the Taeanhean National Park camping sites. We wanted one last farewell to summer by spending the weekend next to the beach. We drove from Yongsan-gu in Seoul and it took us roughly 2 and a half hours to get to the National park. Thankfully our AWOL GPS already had the national park programed in its database. 
Once we got closer we looked up the Mongsan-po beach campground we had decided to stay at. This was also programed in the GPS. We spent roughly 5,000 Won in tolls to get there from Seoul.
 The campsite was easy to locate and was 25,000 Won a night to pitch a personal tent. Unlike Woraksan campsite this one did not have per-assembled sites for rent. The location was perfect for the beach goer who wants to spend as much time as possible on the shore.


Address: Sinjang-ri, Nam-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

The campsite was listed as the parks largest and most popular spot. It had shower facilities and copious amounts of tent space.

We were able to drive right up to our camping area and unload all of our gear. The spot we choose was right in front of the ocean. We got in late Friday night and woke up to this amazing view.
Sam wasted no time hoping out of her sleeping bag and heading out to the ocean front to greet the birds, crabs, and clams. Digging for crabs and clams was a past time of all the campers who came out for the weekend. 
 
In hindsight I wish I would have brought our rain boots since the water was chilly in October.

There were plenty of convenient stores on the road into the campsite. We stopped and picked up some snacks, gear, and some beach toys for Sam. (Whoops! I knew we forgot something.)
Once we were settled in at our camping area we decided to head out and check out a few more camp sites in the area. We drove down to Sambong Beach campground. The tent area was much smaller in size and had very different views. Directly in front of the camp site was a harbor and to the right and left were amazing views of rock formations. 

 
This campsite was worth a visit to walk around, dig for clams, and enjoy another part of the National Park. 

Even in October this spot was an amazing place to go camping. Well worth the trip from the city. Korea never ceases to amaze me. There is so much to love about this country!


Helpful Websites:

National Parks of Korea Official Website
Seoul Magazine Article
Cheollipo Arboretum Article from Travel Wire Asia


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