Planning a nature retreat in Malaysia is always a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. For families with young children, camping offers a chance to disconnect from screens, reconnect with nature, and create lasting memories. For those of you who love camping but aren't looking to venture too far out from the city, here's a list of awesome camping sites in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor for that much-needed getaway.
P.S. Not quite ready to camp yet? You'll love these 5 amazing glamping spots in KL and Selangor.
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Camping spots in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
1. Hammocks By The River
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Located in Hulu Langat, Hammocks By The River is only a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur which makes it a great option for a quick weekend getaway from the city. If you're an experienced camper, you'll find Hammocks By The River to be an amazing place to kick back and relax. For first-timers, don't worry - they've got you covered with a full camping package for a 2 day, 1 night stay that comes with essentials like tents, mattresses, pillows, gas stove, pots, pans and more!
Address: Lot 617 Jalan Sungai Makau 47310 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
2. Chilling Waterfall, Selangor
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Situated 21 kilometres from Kuala Kubu Bharu in a reserve called Sungai Chilling Fish Sanctuary, the highlight of your camping experience at Chilling Waterfall will no doubt be the three impressive vertical waterfalls. The lower water cascade is best for a relaxing swim while the third and uppermost section is a more ideal spot to set up camp.
3. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong
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Surrounded by tall, lush trees, The Perah Camp Site at the Forest Reserve Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is a great place for a camping spot. You'll find everything you need on-site like a kitchen, a hall and also restrooms. While they do have chalets in the area, FRIM rents out sleeping bags and tents so you can be as close to nature as possible. While you're here, don't miss out on activities like biking and jogging on the many routes and treks to explore different parts of the forest.
Address: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Visitor Information Centre, 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
4. Rumah Kebun Camping Grounds
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Rumah Kebun is a private homestay in Hulu Langat, Selangor and is popular thanks to the Instagram-worthy shot of its beautiful blue pool that's fed by natural spring water! If you'd like to go camping here, Rumah Kebun Camping Ground is a great spot to set up your tents. You're recommended to bring your own tents, but they also provide tent rentals if you don't have any. So, it's perfect if you're a first-timer at camping!
Address: Kampung Sungai Semungkis, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
5. Sungai Pisang Waterfall
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Deep within the district of Gombak lies Sungai Pisang Waterfall where you'll stumble upon a pair of twin tunnels on your journey to the waterfalls! There are a few campsites in the area, all you have to do is choose the one that suits your group best. Do note that since the campsites are located on higher ground, you'll need to travel down a steep slope in order to reach the waterfall. So make sure to wear a good pair of hiking shoes or rubber shoes that have a good grip.
Address: 3, 13 Jalan Gombak, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Batu Dua Belas Gombak, 53100 Selangor
6. Commonwealth Forest Park Falls
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Also known as Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel, the Commonwealth Forest Park Falls offers a scenic view of a sweeping lush jungle. Ideal for kayaking and camping, there are four designated camping zones offering up to 51 campsites located near two rivers and the main entrance. You can also enjoy jogging tracks, hiking trails as well as other amenities that will make your green getaway an exciting one.
Address: Kilometer 23, Jalan Kuala Lumpur - Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor
7. GG Retreat
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For a slice of peace and quiet, make your way to Bukit Tasek Serendah where GG Retreat lies. This awesome campsite offers everything you could possibly need for a camping trip like toilets with showers, barbecue pits and even Wi-Fi! While you're here, take the opportunity to go for a quick dip in the river nearby or paddle on a bamboo raft to explore the vast lake. If you happen to have a motorhome, the campsite grounds are large enough to accommodate it.
Address: Bukit Tasik, Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, 48200 Serendah, Selangor
Going on a camping trip is always a fun time especially when you're with family and friends. The next time you're planning one, save this list and get ready for a memorable nature trip!
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