Camping in the New Forest

Camping in the New Forest

The 10 campsites in the Crown Lands of the New Forest are now operated by our partner – Camping New Forest. Enjoy a stay immersed in a unique and precious environment whilst supporting the local community and economy. 

To book a new break, visit Camping New Forest 

For existing bookings, please Visit Camping in the Forest or call 01590 631641  

Wild camping

Visitors are reminded that wild camping in the Forest is not allowed, as this is a highly sensitive area for wildlife. Wild camping can cause real damage, resulting from discarded litter, fly-tipped equipment, and fire risks from irresponsible fires and BBQs - all posing major risks to the landscape and wildlife.

BBQs and Stoves

Only BBQ’s and stoves that are raised off the ground can be used on official campsites within the heart of the New Forest (those operated by Camping New Forest). These are managed and patrolled areas and have a series of fire measures in place including metal containers for hot coals to ensure their correct and safe disposal, water points and fire-fighting equipment, and regular patrols by campsite staff.

Disposable BBQs are not permitted at these locations in line with the rest of the New Forest Crown lands. These campsites have Camping New Forest staff onsite at all times and local staff raise the profile of safety messages.


Activity information

We'd like to remind people that Wild camping is not permitted anywhere in the New Forest, it's illegal to camp without the land manager's permission.