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On Koh Adang, Koh Rawi and Koh Tarutao Camping is foreseen and can be arranged with the Ranger station on each island. You will have to pay the National Park Entrance Fee and a fee per night for using the toilets and showers. Food and drinks are available at the restaurant. As we understand it camping is allowed anywhere if the National Park Entrance Fee has been paid - BUT we could be wrong - don't take our word for it. If you don't want an unexpected midnight visit from the rangers, visit their station first, pay the fee and ask where camping is allowed at the moment. Ask around on the island for the current deal and cool spots to go. The Chao Lay (Sea Gipsies) boatmen usually know the spots that have fresh water or great coral.
Always respect the environment - leave nothing behind! When bathing in fresh water streams and pools: only use bio degradable soap as these streams are an important source of fresh water for local fisherman and a haven for wildlife. Hammock and mosquito net are often more comfortable than a tent, when the weather is stable. Bring enough drinking water, your body needs several litres a day. Arrange your pick-up well - be clear about the day you want to return.
The largest island is the marine park is situated about half way on the Pak Barra Koh Lipe ferry line. Accommodation and camping is available from the National Park Authority. Several hikes can be done on this 11 x 26 Kilometer island including a walk along a 12 KM road build by prisoners that connects the 2 main bays and several trails to secluded beaches with the option to camp. Info and a map are available at the National Park Headquarters, near the pier.
Adang can be visited for a day trip from Koh Lipe (just 20 minutes across the Lipe - Adang Channel), but Bungalows and Camping is available from the National Park Authority.3 hikes depart from the Ranger station and National Park Bungalows:
Lu Du Waterfall (2 hours)
Trail starts about 500 meters south down the beach from the Bungalows and goes trough dense rain forest leading to the waterfall. The path can be hard to find.
Lo Po Waterfall (6 KM - 3 hours)
The trails starts 1500 meters down the beach from the ranger station and leads to several pools and a waterfall (best just after rainy season). Some climbing is involved, not recommended with flip flops / beach slippers.
Pha Toe Boo Viewpoint
This 20 minute trail starts behind the National Park offices and leads to a 114 meter high cliff with an amazing view of Koh Lipe and other islands. Great to take stunning sunset shots.