× The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uthai Thani and Tak Provinces, Thailand. The sanctuary was established in 1974, and is one of the largest and most important protected wildlife areas in Southeast Asia. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1991. The protected area is home to a diverse range of animals including large mammals, birds, and reptiles. It is Thailand's premier Wildlife research sanctuary.

Huai Kha Khaeng HQ Campground Temporarily Closed

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #3718 by wildambience
I visited HQ last Sunday (24th April) and the campground was closed to visitors due to lack of water/drought. So we ended up staying a night just outside the entrance gate in a small 'resort' in the village.

Conditions in HKK were extremely hot and dry - in the afternoon birdlife was prolific around the few remaining puddles of water visible from the entrance road. I imagine it's probably a great time to see wildlife along the river if you can put up with the heat. Hopefully they'll get some rain soon.

Due to the +40c heat decided to head across to Khao Yai to spend the last few days of our Thailand trip in a slightly cooler evergreen area.
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2 years 4 months ago #3827 by Alex
Does anyone know if the Huai Kha Khaeng HQ campsite is open again? I was thinking of heading up to camp this weekend.

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2 years 4 months ago #3831 by Paul T
I don't know - but I would think its surely open again as the weathers changed significantly.

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2 years 4 months ago #3844 by Alex
I went to Huai Kha Kaeng this Weekend. The campsite was still closed although it wasn't obvious why. There seemed to be plenty of water and the ranger i spoke to didn't seem to know either.
I walked the Khao Hin Daeng trail a couple of times and was very impressed. I ran into an elephant in the forest both times, although was too scared to get any decent photographs! I was constantly disturbing sambar, muntjac and wild pig in the forest and the sound of gibbons was pretty common around me.
I was also lucky enough to see a small herd of Banteng at the observation tower by the Pong Chang Puak trail.

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #3845 by Alex

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2 years 4 months ago #3846 by WT admin
Great pics! Interesting that the camp ground is not open again. I have not been there for so long I had forgotten how good it was!

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2 years 4 months ago #3849 by onflipflops
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Love the crossing piglets!
My guess for the white raptor is a Changeable Hawk-eagle, but maybe one of the true bird experts on here can give yo a definite answer.
I have seen this light colored variation a couple of times in HKK.

A shame the campground is closed. Does that mean you stayed in the rooms 2kms before the entrance?
The vegetation looks green and there seem to be quite a bit of water in your pics so one would think that the camp could reopen. Or maybe the water pump is not working?
Maybe they want to spare the water before the wet season really takes off, just to lower the impact on the nature.

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2 years 4 months ago #3850 by Alex
I stayed in the village just outside the park entrance, at this place goo.gl/l4uF9m
It was pretty good, and i got to have a cold beer and get away from the mosquitoes, there were a lot around!

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