Camping in Israel. Best Camp Sites in Central Israel.
Hebrew: חניוני לילה – אתרי קמפינג במרכז
Yarkon National Park
2.5 acres of shaded grounds, ablutions for disabled, two cooking areas. Mostly schools, youth movements and organized groups use the campground.
En Hemed National Park
Facilities: picnic tables, playground equipment, wheelchair friendly. Camping for groups of 100 or more.
Location: Just off the Jerusalem Tel Aviv highway
Tel: 02-5342741 Phone prior to arrival
Ashkelon National Park
Facilities: Extensive grounds for up to 300 tent, toilets, picnic tables, campfire corners and basic lighting.
Directions: At the main entrance to Ashkelon, drive west toward the sea. At the soldiers recreation village turn left to Ashkelon National Park.
Tel 08-6736444 or 08-6739660
Hof Bet Yanai National Park
Facilities: Camping on the beach in designated areas, showers, toilets, BBQ’s allowed in designated areas only and picnic tables.
Top Tip: The Alexander Stream runs through the Park and is home to soft-shell turtles. Keep a look out for them!
Tel: 09-8666230 or 09-8664238
Bet Guvrin National Park
Facilities: Camping for groups of over 100 people, by prior arrangement.
Directions: Off the Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin.
Tel: 08-6811020 or 08-6812957
Castel National Park
Facilities: Camping for groups of 100 people by prior arrangement.
Directions: From the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway (no. 1) turn south at the Harel junction into Mevasseret Zion. Pass the local council building turn right onto Ma‘aleh HaCastel St. and proceed to the parking lot. Head up to the site on foot.
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