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List of Campsites in Chiang Rai Thailand

There are few outdoor experiences that nature lovers enjoy more than pitching a tent in a remote landscape and sleeping underneath the shimmering stars.

This section contains essential information for all travelers who may be planning on camping in Chiang Rai at the designated campgrounds.

Can You Free Camp Legally in Chiang Rai?

There is no shortage of spectacular outdoor destinations for campers around Thailand.

Even so, camping out is not as popular as you may think, mainly due to an abundance of cheap hotels and hostels.

Here's the thing:

Even if you pitch a tent for free in one of the remote areas, it is likely to attract the attention of the local police department.

Note: For the most part, wild camping (also called free camping) is not permitted or encouraged anywhere in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Wild Camping in Thailand

It's fair to say that travelers and backpackers enjoy discovering a private camping spot. But, the safest places for campers to pitch a tent in Chiang Rai are the official designated camping areas.


In the main, you will be left to your own devices. There will be a lack of personal safety and there may not be any proper places set up for discarding litter.

As a result, "technically" wild camping in Thailand is illegal, unless you have full permission to do so from the landowner. If not, the police may view your bivouac encampment as trespassing.

So, if you decide to take a chance in some distant resting area or mountain top, it's best to camp out in small numbers and for only a few nights at any particular location.

Note: Another section explains more about dengue fever in Thailand and which areas are prone to mosquito infestations at certain times of the year.

Camping in National Parks

Many of the national parklands have designated campsites for travelers to pitch a tent (or rent one). Even so, the most famous National Parks in Thailand charge an entrance fee (about 200 Thai baht). This fee helps to cover the cost of having a park ranger on duty 24/7.

Best Months for Camping in Chiang Rai

In general, year round camping is available throughout most of Thailand's 77 Provinces. But, sheltering under a thin awning during the Thai monsoon season may not appeal to all gadabouts.

Plus, the mountainous regions of the Northern Provinces often get chilly in the winter, especially Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai.

Thailand Wildlife

Chiang Rai has its fair share of amazing wildlife. But, Kui Buri National Park is the place to go camping if you want to see herds of elephants roaming around the forest.

Other wild animals found in Thailand's protected areas include deer, gaurs, Malayan Tapir, macaques, and serpent eagles.

Campgrounds in Chiang Rai

Ban Chomdoi Resort Phatang

458 Moo 14 Ban Phatang, Tambon Por, Amphor Wiangkaen, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Tel: 098-263-1989
Email: chomdoiphatang@gmail.com

Banrai Nai Pon Resort and Tent

47 Moo 18, Huay Sak, Mueang, Ban Prong Phra Bat Nok, Thailand, 57000

Camping du Monde

574 Moo 1 Wiang (near Golden Triangle Park), Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai Province 57150

CAMP Phuchifa

Amphoe Thoeng, Thailand, Chiang Rai
Tel: 084-486-1152

Chiang Rai Resort House

170/7 Doi Hang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000
Tel: 064-481-2205

Doi Luang National Park

Mae Yen, Phan District, Chiang Rai 57280
Tel: 081-960-2456
Email: doiluang-2551@hotmail.com

HK Camping

Pa Hon La Yo Tin, Huai Kian, Ta Sood, Chiang Rai 57100
Tel: 089-432-4223

K.S. Goodview Resort & Restaurant

Amphoe Thoeng, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Tel: 063-565-9465
Email: goodview2023@gmail.com

Mae Salong Mountain Home

9 Moo 12, Maesalongnork, Maefaluang, Chiangrai, Thailand
Tel: 084-611-9508
Email: info@maesalongmountainhome.com

Nang Non Camping Ville

Wiang Phang Kham, Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai 57130
Tel: 091-010-0153
Email: lek.kajonpong@gmail.com

Pha Mee Camping Mae Sai

Moo 5, Wiang Phang Kham 57130 Thailand

Phatang Camp

Tel: 084-486-8889
Email: phatangcamp@gmail.com

See Sky at Na-Rak-O Resort

Moo 4 Ban Huay Kian, Tha Sut, Mueang, Chiang Rai 57100
Tel: 081-951-7801

Singha Park Camping

99 Moo 1, Mae Korn, Amphoe, Chiang Rai 57000
Tel: 091-576-0374

Suan Chom Chan

279, Moo.5, Huai Sak, Chiang Rai 57000

Tent Stay

171, Moo 12 Nang Lae, Chiang Rai 57100

U Krit Farm Hill Resort

Tap Tao, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
Tel: 053-918-100

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