Summer is here and this is time to make a plan for a vacation. You probably want to travel to exotic vacation spots near South Korea. However, your insane work schedule and COVID-19 policy don't allow you to travel far from the Osan Air Base. Then, do we have to give up enjoying hot summer days? My answer is you don't have to. There are a few perfect camping/glamping spots around Osan AB.
Before we start to check these beautiful camping sites, let's find out a definition of glamping. The glamping is a combined word of glamorous and camping. Unlike making a plan for camping, you don't need to pack anything except for a couple of clothes. All you need to do is make a reservation and leave. You don't even bring food to eat depending on a glamping site policy. Most places will provide BBQ ingredients under $50 per person. Then, let's start the tour of this glamorous camping site.
A perfect glamping site within 15mins from Osan Air Base, Solbat Maeul
Solbat Maeul is the closest glamping site in the Osan AB area. Driving distance is only 12-14mins from the Osan AB walking gate, so this is a perfect place for a short getaway. The meaning of Solbat is pine trees and Maeul is a village. Inside a tent, you have a bed, blankets, kitchen, utensils, a dining set, a TV, and an AC unit. Unfortunately, you have to use a public bathroom and shower if you want to use a glamping site. However, you can rent a pension room if you want to use a private bathroom. Also, this place doesn't provide BBQ ingredients. You can rent burned charcoal and BBQ gears, but you have to bring your BBQ meat.
You can enjoy hiking Buraksan which is the most famous hiking course in the Osan AB area. Pets are only allowed in a glamping site. If you want to reserve this place, the quickest way is a phone call. You might need some help from your Korean friends or your realtor.
Camping in the middle of a beautiful garden near Godeok area, Sopoong Garden
This camping site is operated by the Pyeongtaek department of park & recreation. Before explaining about the camping ground, let's talk about Sopoong Garden first. Four different islands are connected with a decked bridge. Each park has a different theme garden and beautiful lights. This garden is a perfect day trip spot if you don't like camping. Driving from Osan AB and Camp Humphreys to Sopoong Garen only takes about 20mins. This garden will help you to heal your body and soul from a busy life.
Coming back from the garden, camping inside this beautiful garden is a very exciting idea. You have to prepare all your camping gear for this trip. You can rent a camping ground and a picnic table. Also, there is a public bathroom, a shower room, and a water fountain. You can only reserve a camping site through a website. However, this website is not friendly to Non-Korean users. If you have Korean friends or a realtor, ask their help.
A Perfect Camping & Fishing site near Osan AB, Morin Gate
If you love both fishing and camping, this might be the perfect place for you. From the Osan AB main gate to the Ulseong fishing & camping site, driving will take about 18mins. You have to bring full camping gear except for a tent. The convenient store sells firewood, so you can start the campfire after sundown.
Although this place is a fishing spot, you won't be able to bring fish you caught. This is the place you can enjoy the thrill at hand. Fish you can catch here are Mirror carps, Crucian carps, and trouts. Since you can rent the tent site for just a few hours, this might be a good place to teach your children how to catch a fish.
A beautiful treehouse from your childhood storybook near the Osan Air Base
We all wanted to build a perfect treehouse when we were young. As a person who spent my entire childhood in South Korea, I thought a treehouse only existed inside TV shows or movies. Now, my childhood dream is only 15mins away from the Osan AB main gate. This is not a camping/glamping site. There are a few tree houses you can rent for the night. Due to the limited number of houses, you must call and make a reservation. The owner of Treehouse can speak English, so feel free to call.
The beautiful nature for you and the fun recreation for your children near Camp Humphrey, Bamsori Glamping
This glamping site is located in Asan-si. Driving to Bamsori Glamping will take about 38mins from Osan AB and 18mins from Camp Humphreys. They offer an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a BBQ site. Also, your kids can experience fishing.
When you order a BBQ set, you can get BBQ meats & sausages, vegetables, side dishes, and Korean miso stew. The price for a BBQ set for a person is only 25.000(20 USD).
The weekend rate per glamping site is about 230.000won(193 USD)and up to 4 people can use one glamping site. They only receive payment through Korean bank transfer. You may need assistance from your Korean friends or your realtor.
My name is Hannah Kim and one of the agent in Kim's HSO Realty. I will do my best to assist you from the moment you contact us until the day you leave this country. My phone is always open to all of you, so please do not hesitate to call me or text me if you need my help.