Dongping National Forest Park

Dongping National Forest Park is in the center of Chongming Island, Shanghai. Covering an area of 1.4 square miles (3.55 square kilometers), it has the largest man-made forest in east China with a forest coverage rate of 90%. Besides the thick forest, dotted lakes, and elegant gardens, there are also many recreational activities, such as grass skiing, rock climbing, forest driving range, and forest sunbath. The barbeque and camping base offer much fun for families and outdoor vacationers, making the park a popular weekend destination.


Swan Lake

Map of Dongping National Forest Park
Map of Dongping National Forest Park

Entering from Gate No.1 on the south, you will find Swan Lake on your right. There is a shooting range on the south bank, where you can play paintball with your friends. To the east is Baizhu Garden with more than ten species of bamboo, stretching along Yongcui Lake. The garden is divided into several flowerbeds. Bamboos there are all elaborately clipped into different styles, injecting vitality into the garden.


Dawn Redwood Lake

To the north of the Swan Lake, the Dawn Redwood Lake area contains most of the recreational activities, such as arrow shooting, horseback-riding, kart, bumper car, racing car and grass skiing. In addition to the entertainment facilities, you can also wander in the nearby Maple Garden and Sakura Garden, breathing the sweet air and enjoying the delightful scenery of flamboyant maples and full-blown flowers.


Bird-watching Terrace

There are plenty of trees in Dongping National Forest Park. Numerous migratory birds come to the park to reproduce all year round except winter. The birds' migration is the most spectacular sight in the park. At the southwest corner of the park, a terrace, equipped with two high-power telescopes, was specially built for visitors on the north bank of Longce Lake to watch this scene.


Barbeque and Camping Base

You can have a picnic or camp out at the northwest corner of the park. There is a grill zone to the north of Luming Lake, providing visitors fresh ingredients. After eating and drinking, lying on the grass is a good choice to relax. You can spend the night in the camping area enjoying the bright moon and starry sky, if you like. With the chirping of insects around, you will feel truly relaxed. You don't have to bring all your own equipment. There are tents and sleeping bags for rent.

How to get to Dongping National Forest Park

1. Take metro line 6, and get off at Wuzhou Dadao Station. Leave through Exit 2 and walk south. Take bus Shenchong Line 6 at Wuzhou Dadao Metro Station, and get off at South Gate Bus Station of Chongming Island. Then take Nandong Special Bus Line or Nanjiang Special Line, and get off at Forest Park Station.
2. Take metro line 1, and get off at Wenshuilu Station. Leave through Exit 4 and walk west. Take bus Shenchong Line 3 at Wenshuilu Gonghexinlu Station, and get off at South Gate Bus Station of Chongming Island. Then take Nandong Special Bus Line or Nanjiang Special Line to your destination.
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Admission Fee CNY 70
For children between 1.3 and 1.4 meters (4.3 and 4.6 feet): CNY 35
Free for children less than 1.3 meters (4.3 feet).
Opening Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 – 16:00
Weekends and Holidays: 8:30 – 17:00

Price of the Recreational Facilities

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Mini Train CNY 20 / per person Battery Car CNY 30 / per person
One-seat Bicycle CNY 20 / per hour Tandem Bicycle CNY 30 / per hour
Grass Skiing CNY 50 / 30min / per person Racing Car CNY 20 / a round
Water Ball  CNY 20 / 5min Kart CNY 20 / a round / per person
Bumper Car CNY 20 / 5min / per car Aerial Car CNY 30 / a round
Paintball CNY 60 / 30 bullets / per person Pirate Ship CNY 20 /3min / per person
Two-man Pedalo CNY 30 / 30min Four-man Pedalo CNY 40 / 30min
Tent for Two CNY 100 / one night Tent for Three CNY 150 / one night
Horse-riding CNY 30 / a round / per person Twirling Cup CNY 10 / 5min
Zip-Line CNY 30 / per person / time Twirling Horse CNY 10 / 5min
Rock Climbing CNY 30 / per person / time Ovens in grill area CNY 30 for small oven
CNY 60 for middle-size oven
CNY 100 for big oven

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- Last updated on Apr. 13, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Dongping National Forest Park
Asked by Rudi from ARGENTINA | May. 27, 2020 02:48Reply
Can foreigners camp at Shanghai Dongping Forest Park?
I camped here back in 2008. By 2015, it was announced (and I heard it also from friends) that foreigners could not stay overnight. Something to do with local laws and police registration is what I heard (this is, as always in China, less clear).

Are foreigners allowed to camp again?
Answers (1)
Answered by Samantha from CANADA | May. 31, 2020 23:38

As I know, you can camp there. Don't worry.
Asked by Erin Rowe from USA | Oct. 25, 2019 22:43Reply
Camping overnight in Dongping National Forest Park
Hi - I'm trying to organize a camping trip for 9 girls/9 adults for November 16-17, 2019. Do you have the contact info or can help me understand how to book camping / rent tents and sleeping bags, etc?

Answers (1)
Answered by Ian from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 28, 2019 19:10

The park provides camping tent renting service. But I don't know the detailed information either.
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