Craving for fresh air and the great outdoors? Time to pitch your tent to sleep under the stars! Check out our list of the best campsites in Selangor, that are perfect for a short weekend retreat!
1. Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest
First on our list is a local favourite. Nestled in a cool and hilly part of Hulu Langat, Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest offers basic chalets and large camping grounds that are surrounded by verdant rainforest and a crystal-clear river. There are ample facilities like restrooms, barbecue pits and gazebos, however they are not well maintained. The camping grounds is quite large and you won’t have any trouble finding a suitable spot to pitch your tent. If you’re planning on carrying lots of equipment, you can pay to drive inside and park your vehicle next to your camping spot.
2. Resort Taman Rimba Komanwel
Located at the fringes of the Bukit Lagong forest reserve, Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel is part of a famous trio of forest parks located next to each other, with the other two being Templer’s Park and Taman Eko Rimba Kanching (home to the famous Kanching Waterfalls). Those wishing to stay overnight may opt to camp overnight at the highly rated Resort Taman Rimba Komanwel. Featuring a large campsite surrounding a scenic pond that’s suitable for water activities, Resort Taman Rimba Komanwell offers excellent facilities that will please fellow campers like clean toilets, kitchen, prayer room, barbecue areas, and even a cafe that serves local delights!
3. Hammocks By The River
Super popular with a petite-sized campsite, Hammocks By The River is often packed with eager campers. Despite its surging popularity, there’s a calm and chilled out vibe here, making it an excellent place to get away from busy city life. Well equipped with toilets, barbecue facilities, a clubhouse and hammocks, the campsite also offers a full camping package (just bring food, they provide the rest) that’s great for beginners
4. The Nest At MAEPS Serdang
Tucked within the confines of MAEPS Serdang, The Nest offers a small camping grounds that sits beside a picturesque lake with a horse ranch nearby. Campers will feel at home here with clean toilets, fire pits and kitchen sinks. Despite its diminutive size, the campsite still manages to punch above its weight by offering exciting activities like archery, kayaking, wilderness cooking, tree climbing and more to complement your camping experience.
5. Rumah Kebun Camping Ground
Just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, Rumah Kebun Camping Grounds has been making rounds on social media, thanks to its instaworthy azure blue pool that’s fed by natural spring water! Flanked by a gorgeous river and tall leafy trees that offer a comfortable respite from the afternoon heat, it’s also a great spot to set up your tents. There are several camping sites equipped with toilets and barbecue area to choose from, that’s perfect for a weekend out with family or a group of friends
6. Hutlista 2
Located on the green fringes of Selayang, Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua (or Hutlista for short) is a recreational park that’s popular with families, who frequents the place for picnics by the river. For those wishing to stay overnight, there’s a rather well maintained campsite with ample spots to pitch your tents, as well as public toilets, gazebos and fire pits that are suitable for having barbecues.
7. Moonkissed By The River
Nestled in a hidden corner along the Semungkis river, Moon Kiss Camp offers up a rustic camping site by the river that includes amenities like toilets with showers, a 24-hour cafe and fire pits to have your barbecue. A long dirt road separates the campsite from the parking lot, and may not be accessible for normal vehicles due to rough terrain (you can either walk the distance or hitch a ride on a 4×4 to get there)
8. GIBS Ecotourism Resort
Surrounded by lush rainforest and flanked by a cascading river, a highlight of any visit to GIBS Ecotourism Resort is a night in its colourful container style chalets. If you’re a camping aficionado who prefers to sleep under the stars, this eco-friendly resort also offers up a spacious campsite that has access to proper toilets, showers, prayer room and barbecue area
9. The Hid3Out
Nestled in a quiet spot in Hutlista, the Hid3out is great for beginners or campers who just want the camping experience without having to deal with all the cumbersome logistics that comes with every camping trip. A glamping-style campsite, the Hid3out offers all-in camping packages that does everything for you, from setting up your tent to barbecue meals, providing all you would need for a memorable camping trip
10. UbiPadi Leisure
Tucked amidst the rolling hills of Hulu Langat, Ubipadi Leisure is set in a kampung-style environment, complete with its own fishing pond and orchard. Whether it’s for a day trip or an overnight stay, there are ample camping sites within the compound that also come with toilets, showers and kitchen. You can also choose to elevate your stay here in many fun, meaningful ways, like fishing, kayaking, rubber tapping and more!
11. GG Retreat at Bukit Tasik Serendah
Situated in the quiet countryside of Bukit Tasek Serendah, this large campsite offers everything that would make campers happy, like clean toilets with showers, barbecue pits, and even Wi-Fi! There’s a river nearby for those relishing for a quick dip, and a vast lake where you can paddle a bamboo raft around. The camping grounds is large enough to accommodate motorhomes too, so you might want to take out yours out on a camping trip here
12. Willow Tree Campsite
Hidden away in Hulu Langat, in a secluded spot flanked by verdant rainforest and scenic mountain vistas, this private and well-maintained campsite offers an unforgettable camping experience. Divided into several sites that will accommodate solo campers or large groups, the campsite features thoughtful amenities like toilets, fire pits, kitchen and more
13. Damai Riverview Hulu Langat
Sitting alongside a gentle stream flanked by lush bamboo foliage, this family-friendly campsite in Hulu Langat offers a peaceful and tranquil environment, just as its name suggests. There are adequate facilities here that will keep campers happy, like bathrooms, kitchen, barbecue pits and more
14. Kem The Woods
Close to Ulu Yam, this scenic campsite offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by dense rainforest and a pristine river with clear waters, the camping grounds are spacious and features many amenities like toilets, barbecue area and more.
15. OrangOrangArt Cafe Camp
Enjoy the unique experience of camping by a scenic paddy field at this rustic campsite in Sungai Besar, Selangor. Although the campsite is quite exposed and out in the open, there is enough shade to provide respite from the afternoon heat. In addition to usual facilities like toilets and prayer rooms, there’s also a cafe nearby if you want to grab a quick snack. If you feel bored, you can even try your hand at fishing!
16. River Garden Kerling
Situated in Kerling, halfway between Kuala Kubu Bharu and Tanjong Malim, this beautiful campsite is brimming top to bottom with natural splendours. Breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy a cool afternoon dip in the nearby river. Featuring basic amenities like gazebos, toilets and fire pits, the camping grounds are spacious and divided up into several smaller sites, each perfect for small and large groups.
17. Hulu Tamu Eco Resort
Escape back to nature with a short camping trip at Hulu Tamu Eco Resort. Located near Batang Kali, this highly rated campsite sees many eager campers arrive at its doorstep week in week out. Despite that, the camping grounds are ample enough that it doesn’t feel too crowded. Highlights included river access and facilities like toilets, fire pits, prayer rooms and more
18. Flintstone Chalet Ulu Yam
Sometimes you need not venture out too far just to enjoy nature. Located on the way to Ulu Yam, just 5 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city, this campsite is well equipped with toilets, prayer rooms, barbecue area and lots more.