It isn’t the most convenient place to find but it perhaps has the best views of any campsite in Taiwan. The camp is located on a mountain at the beginning of the Lanyang Valley on Hwy 7. The view includes Taipingshan to the south and the city of Yilan to the northeast. About 5 kms past the campsite is the entrance to Songluo Lake.
How to get there – If you are coming from the train station you can take Hwy 7 (40 minutes) to Yulan. The road for the campsite is 1.2 kms after the CPC gas station at the Hwy 7/Hwy 63 junction. Turn right at a green road sign for Yulan. Choose the further right road headed up. Stay on the main road as it switchbacks up the mountain for 3-4 kms. The campsite is not marked very well. It is located right after a Villa sign. There is a rather normal looking large shed on the right hand side and just past there is a large bathroom. To make reservations at the campground talk to the attendants in the shed. They also have a restaurant.
Facilities – The facilities are not overly impressive but they are functional. Bathrooms. Hot shower next to the restaurant. Tables and pavilions. Water and sink for prep and cleanup. Camping platform and awning.
Price – 250 NT/person
GPS – turn from Hwy 7 N24.66617 E121.59469 campsite N24.67389 E121.58474
Dates visited – 11/2014 – 4/2016 – 4/2017