Fresh water, hot showers, toilet facilities, chemical toilet disposal points and electricity hook up points (for caravans) are provided at many main stay sites. Some sites have cafés and shop facilities nearby.
Camping facilities for tent packers are also available at the sites listed on this page for those who want to experience the great outdoors. These sites share the same washing and toilet facilities with caravan based visitors and have easy access for cars.
Separate camping facilities are available at some sites for youth organisations. If you are a lone backpacker, scout or guide, or a family who prefers to be under canvas, you'll find a site to suit your needs.
Camping and caravanning sites
Camping and caravanning facilities are available in:
|Forest park||Camping||Caravanning||Open||Contact for booking|
St Patrick's weekend
|(+44) 28 4377 8664|
|Yes||Yes||St Patrick’s weekend 30 September||(+44) 28 6634 3165|
St Patrick’s weekend to 30 September
|(+44) 28 7034 0870|
|Yes||Yes||St Patrick’s weekend
|(+44) 28 3755 1277|
|Yes||Yes||Open all year||(+44) 28 4372 2428|
Other forests and woodlands in Northern Ireland may offer camping and caravanning facilities.
Camping and caravanning charges
Prices are listed on the following page:
Before you make a booking, understand the camping and caravanning terms and conditions as they set out the agreement between you and Forest Service to use their services. To view the terms, follow the link below:
Long stay sites
There are long stay sites in five forest parks. These are large, fully equipped sites where you can stay for up to two weeks.
Caravan and camping sites can be booked and paid for beforehand by contacting the relevant forest office. The refund policy applies. Bookings depend on the availability of pitches and can be booked on the day provided payment is made before the pitch is occupied.
Booking restrictions may apply to certain sites. Contact the site directly for further information.
- Castlewellan Forest Park
- Drum Manor Forest Park
- Glenariff Forest Park
- Gosford Forest Park
- Tollymore Forest Park
Touring caravans (Touring in the Trees permits)
A Touring in the Trees permit allows you to stay in 11 touring caravan sites where you can explore the forests and surrounding countryside. The forest sites are reserved for permit holders. You cannot stay for longer than three nights at one site.
As the number of permits is limited, permits are issued to first come, first served applicants.