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Checking out Shanghai Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park

Excellent campsite in the proximity of Shanghai. All needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty are touchable.

Arrival at Haiwan campground and checking in

Today will test this one 🙂 It is in the urban area of Shanghai, and the camping ground is by the sea.

Checking out Shanghai Haiwan
Shanghai Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park

Below is what was needed on the date 27.12.2020 to enter the campsite.

  • Yes, the Green health code
  • Yes, passport
  • No, the nucleic test

Check the score of the camping ground at the end

Checking out Shanghai Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park. the area is a huge one, and maybe two days is not enough:) It is only a 1-1.5h drive from our home, Pudong area, Shanghai. After a quick ride on the highway and then a short drive on more minor roads, we arrived at our destination.

Checking in at the campsite.
Checking in at the campsite.
Price list of the different caravans
Price list of the different caravans. As prices change all the time better to ask for the latest prices from the campsite
Aerial view of the caravans at Shanghai Haiwan RV in Shanghai
Caravans side by side in Shanghai

This time we did not rent an RV. Instead, we chose the fixed camper van. I hope there are good curtains. It is like a hotel room without loud neighbors :).
The temperature inside was adjustable and had everything similar to the hotel room. WiFi, big TV (the IPTV has plenty of English movies.), internet, water cooker, and coffee.
The restaurant and shop are close by.
Living room with an extendable sofa as a double bed for kids, the Master bedroom was chilly at the beginning, later on, we found out that two windows were opened.

BBQ in the tent at Haiwan is a fantastic evening

Here is what we have been waiting for. BBQ on a brisk December night outside the tent. They have the BBQ for rent and ingredients you can bring or order from them. Up to you how you want to have it. Plenty of food, and delicious as usual. Some small plastic chairs were used, and luckily they could withstand my 100kg.

Perfect food for the perfect evening

Seafood BBQ  oyster with garlic and glassnoodles in Shanghai outdooring
Oyster with butter, garlic, and glass noodles
BBQ at camping in Shanghai
All of us like the meat, especially the BBQ one

I woke up early in the morning and was able to catch this scene

This is what I miss in Shanghai. The fog/mist is lying down on the lake in the early morning, and it is quiet

I haven’t been to any place like this in China. Usually, a lot of people and cars go here and there. Safety is good, so you can let your kids stroll around.

Several different animals in the area. Some you need to pay for, but petting the horse is free.

There is a small farm with different animals for the kids. Horse riding, chicken, ducks, and many cats wandering around in the evening. Some of the animals are strolling free, and you can feed them. Petting the horse is one of the favorites for my girls, and riding even more. Prices are pretty high, and 10 minutes with 100CNY is not so tempting. The prices of camping activities are usually really high, so be prepared for it. For teenagers and adults, there are activities such as paintball and CS.

For more prominent players, they had a Counter-strike “playground.” Playing all day and relaxing in the evening.

Some lots also available for the DIY travelers

We found out during our walk-around that some spots are available for the RV/caravan people. I think there were six slots where you could get water and electricity.

In the morning, we opted for breakfast at the camping. as you can see in the picture, it was green :). The breakfast was traditional and very reasonably priced and tasted ok.

Conclusion

Overall the camping was a pleasant surprise and a good point you can easily visit there for a relaxing weekend trip. Outside of the holiday season, there are many things to do, but some activities might be closed. It is around a one h drive from Shanghai by the highway.

Checking out Shanghai Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park

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Excellent campsite in the proximity of Shanghai. All needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty are touchable.

Our evaluation of the campsite

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Positive

  • Camper vans are more like hotel rooms. Clean, warm and have all needed utilities.
  • Big area with a clean and natural environment.
  • Quiet, it is nice to be outside the city dazzle, and enjoy nature and it is close proximity to Shanghai
  • At the time we were there (outside season) many activities were closed. I really don't know when is the season?
  • Nice BBQ can be organized by yourself or by the restaurant. They will provide the equipment
  • Farm animals are free to interact with.

Negative

  • At the time we were there (outside season) many activities were closed. I really don't know when is the season?
  • Some activities are expensive, mainly the campsites in China are for weekend travelers so more costs seem not to matter.
  • No close by shops, you have to rely on the shop inside the area.
  • Might be difficult to get to as you need a car or taxi

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  1. Hello Dudley
    Thanks for asking, here below some answers to your questions.
    1. Only campers are available and there is a difference in prices. The prices vary from standard to VIP and on the list in this blog they are divided by weekdays, weekends, and peak season. Prices are per camper so it does not matter how many you are.
    2 There are different grades of campers, as per ours it was more or less like a hotel room with wheels without cooking facilities. Fridge and water cooker included.
    3. VIP can easily fit 6 people and it is also including a bigger private yard.
    4.Yes there are BBQ places, you can select to rent only BBQ or BBQ including the food.
    5. The bedding and towels are included. Clean and tidy and you can request more if needed.
    6.Yes it should not be any problem. Didi or normal taxi (reception can call for one)

    Best regards CrissCrossChina

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  2. Dear Sir / Madam

    Could you please be so kind as to answer a few questions for me abouit the camp? I am living in Pudong.

    1. What is the different packages – camper, RV, cottage and what is the price per night for 3 people?
    2. Are there facillities to cook? like a kettle, stove, fridge, etc.
    3. What is the biggest – camper, RV, cottage – how many people can it sleep?
    4. Is there BBQ facilities?
    5. Do we need to bring extra bedding and towels?
    6. Is it easy to get a taxi from the camp to go on day trips? or to return?

    Please reply to my email.

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