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Shanghai Haiwan RV in Shanghai | All campers have their private area
Very good campsite in proximity of Shanghai. Having all needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty is 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.

Shanghai Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park
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, nucleic test

Check the score of the camping ground at the end

Haiwan national forest park. the area is a huge one and maybe 2 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 smaller roads, we arrived at our destination.

Checking in at Haiwan RV in Shanghai | Checking in
Checking in at the campsite.
Rental caravan in Shanghia Natural forest park
Caravan camping at Haiwan close to Shanghai
Aerial view of the caravans at Shanghai Haiwan RV in Shanghai
Campers side by side in Shanghai

This time we did not rent an RV, instead, we choose the fixed camper van. I really hope there are good curtains. Basically, it is like a hotel room without loud neighbors :).
The temperature inside was adjustable and it has 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 extendable sofa as a double bed for kids, the Master bedroom wast really chilly at the beginning, later on, we found out that two of windows were opened.

BBQ in the tent at Haiwan cool 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 also the 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 plastic small chairs were used and luckily it 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 likes the meat, especially the BBQ one

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

Morning mist and foggy lake at Shanghai Haiwan RV Campsite
This is what i miss in Shanghai. The fog/mist is laying down on the lake in the early morning

Haven’t been to any place like this in China. Normally 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 in the evening many cats wandering around. 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 quite high and 10 minutes with 100CNY is not so tempting. The camping site activities prices are normally really high and be prepared for it. For teenagers and adults, there are activities such as paintball and CS.

CS counter strike Haiwan Shanghai Haiwan RV Campsite
For bigger players, they had a Counterstrike “playground”. Playing all day and relaxing in the evening

Overall the camping was a pleasant surprise and a good point you can easily visit there for a relaxing weekend trip. Even outside of the holiday season there are many things to do, but some activities might be closed. It is around a 1h drive from Shanghai by the highway.


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The good and the bad according to our experience

Haiwan RV caravan Natural Forest Park
Very good campsite in proximity of Shanghai. Having all needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty is touchable.
Overall Points

Thumbs up

  • 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
  • Many activities for kids and also adults.
  • Nice BBQ can be organized by yourself or by the restaurant. They will provide the equipment
  • Farm animals are free to interact with.


thumbs down

  • At the time we were there (outside season) many activities 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


2 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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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