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Bivakzone: Wortel Kolonie (Hoogstraten)

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Bivakzone Wortel Kolonie is een paalkampeerterrein van Agentschap Natuur & Bos ism Toerisme Antwerpse Kempen en de gemeente Hoogstraten.

 

This officially recognized bivouac area near the Dutch border is managed by the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forests (ANB) and is accessible all year round. It’s located in the middle of a former so-called ‘colony of benevolence’. The visitor center ‘De Klapekster’, with food and drink facilities is nearby. No reservation or registration necessary. Max 10 people or 3 small trekking tents allowed. You can stay up to 48 hrs (2 nights). Free stay. A bivouac area should not be confused with a small camping, rules are different, comfort facilities limited or non-existent and you are held personally responsible to keep the area spotlessly clean and quiet during your short stay. Strictly forbidden for any motorized vehicle, access only on foot or by bike. Hand water pump (water non-potable), toilet. Small campfire allowed under normal weather conditions (no dry period or strong winds) but only at the specifically designated place, not elsewhere. Lots of waymarked walking and cycle trails in the area. Enjoy your short stay. Leave no trace, just your footsteps.Temporarily closed due to Covid-19 measures.