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Aire de Bivouac de la Gileppe - Baelen

Biwakplatz Gileppe / Bivakzone Gileppe


Bivakzone Gileppe is in beheer door het Département de la Nature et des Forêts (DNF) van kanton Verviers.
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This officially recognized bivouac area is managed by the Walloon Agency for Nature and Forests (DNF). It's located in one of the most extended forests in Belgium, the Hertogenwald, at the foot of the Plateau des Hautes-Fagnes and along the Gileppe river, shortly before the river forms an artificial reservoir. Accessible all year round except on a couple of days during the hunting season (october – december). No reservation possible. Free stay. Go – camp – go. You can stay one night and no occupation or tents during the day. There is a small shelter nearby, primarily intended for walkers passing by. You are expected to use your own tent for sleeping, not the shelter. A bivouac area should not be confused with a small camping, rules are different, comfort facilities limited or non-existent and you are personally responsibility 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. No toilet, no water pump but there 's the river Gileppe. Small campfire allowed under normal weather conditions (no dry period or strong winds) but only at the one specifically designated place, not elsewhere! Respect nature, silence and other campers’ rest. This bivouac area can be busy, avoid nice weather weekends and holiday periods if you prefer a quiet stay. Violation of rules in force can be subject to legal prosecution or a penalty. Lots of waymarked walking and cycle trails in the area. Enjoy your short stay in the Ardennes nature. Leave no trace, just your footsteps.