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Author Topic: Comprehensive Catalog of Camp Sites in Sri lanka  (Read 37570 times)
lakdasun
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« on: July 22, 2010, 08:11:02 AM »

Let's Summarize information about designated camp sites in this thread. Propose additions, changes by responding to this thread. We will update this this post with the information you provide.


1. Horton Plains

Available camp sites: Campsite 1, 2, 3.

Time of the year: Dec:Feb: OK but very cold, Mar:Apr:Nice, May:Jun: rainy, Jul:Sep: Extremely Windy and can rain, Oct:Nov: Rainy

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

A Quick Guide to Horton Plains Campsites
Wildlife Department Camp Sites - Horton Plains National Park
Trip report: Horton Plains camping at camp site 3


2. Udawalawa National Park

Available camp sites: Panshadara, Renagala(Reenagala), Alimankada, Pilimaddara

Time of the year: Oct:Feb: Rainy, Mar:Jun:ok but can rain: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Camping in Uda Walawe - DOs and DONTs
Alimankada camp site - Udawalawe National Park
Renagala (Reenagala) Camp Site - Udawalawe National Park


3. Yala National Park (Block1)

Available camp sites: Jamburagala, Kosgasmankada, Saifudeen

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:


4. Yala National Park (Block2)

Available camp sites: Poththana, Nuga sevana, Mahirawa, Pilinnawa

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Trip Report: Exploring Yala Block II

5. Wilpattu National Park

Available camp sites: Kali Villu, Marawila, Palugahathure, Kokmote, Mailawila

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Trip reports containing information about Kali Villu and Marawila camp sites

Trip reports containing information about Kokmote and Marawila camp sites

6. Galoya National Park

Available camp sites:

Nigala Side: Makara (May not be available during school holidays), Seenukgala, Mahadorowwa, Paraviyan Ara
Inginiyagala Side: Kossapola, Kebellapola

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Useful Discussion about Gal Oya National Park and Google Earth POI Map of Nilgala Side

Trip reports containing information about Makara camp site

Trip reports containing information about Mahadorowwa Camp Site

Trip reports containing information about Mahadorowwa & Kossapola Camp Sites

Trip reports containing information about Kossapola Camp Sites


7. Kumana National Park (Yala East)

Available camp sites: Kumbukkan Moya, GalAmuna, Eda Kumbuka 1 (by the river), Eda Kumbuka 2 (by the river),  Bakinigaha (Alimankada) and Heraligas Ara

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Trip reports containing information about Kumana camp sites
Bakinigaha a.k.a Alimankada (Elephant pass) campsite, Kumana National Park
Gal Amuna camp site - Kumana
Trip Report - Camping at Kumbukka Moya and Heraligas Ara Camp Sites
Trip Reports: Eda Kumbuka Camp Sites
8. Knuckles Conservation Forest - Deanston

Available camp sites: Dothalugala Campsite & Camping Cabin

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but strong winds and quite Dry

Operated By: Forest Department

More info:

Trip report - Knuckles Dothalugala Camping Experience
Dothalugala Forest Department Camp Site and Dormitory - Deanston, Knuckles

9. Knuckles Conservation Forest - Illukkumbura (Close to Pallegama, Reverstan, Pitawala, Raththota)

Available camp sites: Two camp sites near Telgamu Oya at Illukkumbura

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jul:Sep: Good but strong winds and quite Dry. Less water in the streams

Operated By: Forest Department

More info:

Trip report - Reverstan, Pitawala Pathana, Maningala, Thelgamu-Oya & Sera Ella
Trip Report - Heaven On Earth (Knuckles Illukkumbura, Reverstan)
Thelgamu Oya Forest Department Facility

10. Bundala National Park

Available camp sites: one by the sea near sand dune and one near the lagoon

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Best, specially because of the elephant gathering

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:


11. Kaudulla National Park

Available camp sites: walioya & Kubuk sewana

Time of the year: Oct:Jan: Rainy, Feb:Jun:good: Jun:Sep: Good but Dry

Operated By: Wildlife Department

More info:

Places to Camp outside National Parks

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 10:01:00 PM »

Hi Lakdasun,

Great initiative indeed. Would like to propose some additions.

Kumana: Two camp sites mentioned by Priyanjan and LM in this thread. http://www.lakdasun.com/forum/index.php?topic=1898.0 Managed by the wild life department. Trying to get more info on them. Wink

Also noticed a new camp site has been opened in the "Kaudulla national park" as per a poster at the Wild life department Malabe office when I went there this week. Seemed as if they were arranging canoes as well for the campers. Couldn't get any further info though. Embarrassed



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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 09:37:20 PM »

Kumana and Dothalugala added   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 07:20:37 AM »

According to my knowledge the camp site at Warahana in Yala in no more available and now there is a bungalow built. check my thread http://www.lakdasun.com/forum/index.php?topic=1983.0

The camp site is under sri lanka army now and they have a camp there now

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 09:12:42 AM »

According to my knowledge the camp site at Warahana in Yala in no more available and now there is a bungalow built. check my thread http://www.lakdasun.com/forum/index.php?topic=1983.0

The camp site is under sri lanka army now and they have a camp there now


Thanks Prasanga. The info updated.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 09:22:26 PM »

Dear Priyanjan,

Didn't know so many existed  Huh ..

Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 05:27:33 AM »

There are two camping sites near Telgauwa oya at illukumbura!
reservations can be done from the forest department!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 10:07:06 PM »

Hello All,

Kumana NP has six camping sites.

1.     Kumbukkan Moya Kata
2.     Gal Amuna (by the river)
3.     Eda Kumbuka 1 (by the river)
4.     Eda Kumbuka 2 (by the river)

5.     One more near the beach/moya and I don' remember the name.
6.     One more by the river and I don't remember the name.

Shall try to find out.

Priyanjan.

For a trip planned end of next month what site would be recommended?
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 03:32:59 AM »

There are two in Bundala - one by the sea near sand dune and one near the lagoon.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 09:24:16 PM »

Thanks Harien. We have added this info to the first post.
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2010, 10:32:00 AM »

Thanks for this great post Lakdasun.

Unfortunately, are you aware that camping at some of the sites in Yala may no longer be available to the ordinary public. Pls see these posts that appeared on "wildlanka".....

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wildlanka/messages/520?threaded=1&m=e&var=1&tidx=1

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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2010, 06:37:28 PM »

Thanks for this great post Lakdasun.

Unfortunately, are you aware that camping at some of the sites in Yala may no longer be available to the ordinary public. Pls see these posts that appeared on "wildlanka".....

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wildlanka/messages/520?threaded=1&m=e&var=1&tidx=1



Hello Mohammed,

I think the issue is now resolved. Check the thread - No more camping at Yala for general public
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 11:56:35 PM »

Hello everyone! I just registered at Lakdasun. Me and a few of my friends - all of us president scouts - are adventure crazy. I hoped you could help us out with some advice about campsites that we could go to. We've already done Dothalugala and Horton Plains (directed there by Lakdasun) and are looking for a change from the mountains. A waterfront would be brilliant!
Here's the catch though... We're all still basically students in one way or another so public transport and trekking is the only mode of transport we have Smiley We'd love something like the Bundala beach campsite but i hear that you need to have a vehicle for that.  Any sites you could recommend?
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 11:52:49 AM »

Did you check below threads?


Also check this post - Attractions near Sri Pada

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 12:47:09 AM »

Information posted by NG in Forest Department Camp Sites in Habarana - Hurulu Eco Park and more + Operators updated in the first post.
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