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Camp Nok to be rebuilt

13 Jan 2019 18:55 - 13 Jan 2019 19:28 #5166 by Paul T
Camp Nok to be rebuilt was created by Paul T
On Sunday I was privileged to be allowed to take a look at the location for the rebuilding of Camp Nok in Kaeng Krachan National Park.

Those who have been going to Kaeng Krachan long enough (it is before my time) will recall that the Camp Nok existed on a closed road that extended all the way from Km 11 on the Baan Krang Rd to Panoenthung (the actual Khao Panoenthung not the sub-station of the same name).  This is the same camp that the KM 17 trail used to link up with (Geoff had made mention of this in an earlier post). 

Work has started and the road up to the camp has been levelled, although it's definitely 4WD at the moment. The camp has been cleared and the route to the camp has had clearings made for large mammal grazing. The building foundations and workers camp is currently being laid out. This is a success for the park as they have been trying to rebuild it for the last couple of years but have had contractor difficulties.

There are many large primary trees in the area and intact forest as well as a year-round stream. Its quite amazing to be standing in the clearing and to look up and realize the peak you are looking at is the 1200 meter peak of Panoenthung, even though it is 3 days hike away. The camp will give the park the ability to have more patrols in the area to counter poaching in the park. Public access will also be possible when it's finished and the area has a rich and varied wildlife and birdlife.

The area currently is not accessible to the public whilst the rebuilding work continues.

The camp will be located 9 km from the Baan Krang Rd.

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