13 Free Campsites in Istanbul

13 Free Campsites in Istanbul

Free Campsites in Istanbul – If you want to get away from Istanbul and stay alone with nature, the best thing we can recommend is camping! We have researched the camping areas in Istanbul and close to Istanbul, which you can reach on short journeys.


You can reach Uçmakdere which is connected to Tekirdağ, Şarköy, in 3 hours. You can set up your camp at the seafront campground. You can meet your needs in private businesses located here. Uçmakdere is also one of the important points of paragliding.

Uçmakdere Camping Area in Istanbul


The Nature Park is located in Çatalca. Nature Park is frequently preferred among places close to Istanbul. Entrance to Çilingoz, where you can camp by both the forest and the sea, is paid. Swimming in Çilingoz, which has a sandy beach of 85 meters, is dangerous due to the currents. There are toilet, shower, market, and food and beverage facilities in the camping area.

Cilingoz Camping Area in Istanbul


Yedigöller, which you can reach with an average of 3 hours journey, is an indispensable part of the autumn season. You can camp by 7 different lakes in Yedigöller National Park.

Yedigoller Camping Area

Yenice Forests

You can reach Yenice Forests located in the Yenice district of Karabük in an average of 2.5 hours. There are many campgrounds in Yenice Forests, especially Şekermeşe, Sorgun Plateau, Kent-Forest, and Eğriova Pond. Thanks to its natural structure, Yenice is a region where you can do other nature sports such as mountaineering, rock climbing, and rafting.

Yenice Camping Area


Kıyıköy of Kırklareli is an average of 2 hours away from Istanbul. The ideal season to enjoy the seaside camping areas in Kıyıköy is summer.

Kiyikoy Camping Area

Pürenli Plateau

You can reach Pürenli Plateau, located in the Gölyaka district of Düzce, at an average of 3 hours. Pürenli Plateau, where all the colors of nature come together, is a place where camps are often held.

Purenli Camping Area


Kumcak Beach is one of the most ideal places to camp in Kerpe, Kocaeli, which you can reach in an average of 2.5 hours. There are also paid camping areas in the region.

Kerpe Camping Area

Silivri Semizkumlar

It is located at a distance of approximately 1.5 hours from Istanbul, Semizkum hosts one of the largest campgrounds in Turkey. You can set up your camp by the sea and complete your shopping from the markets. In the paid camping area in Semizkumlar, you can camp in a caravan or bungalow as well as a tent.

Silivri Camping Area

Ballıkayalar Nature Park

Gebze Ballıkayalar Nature Park, suitable for camping in all seasons, is approximately 1 hour away from Istanbul. Although water and toilet facilities are provided for campers, there is no electricity in the area. It is also not a suitable place for campers with children.

Ballikayalar Camping Area

Igneada Longoz Forests

The forest, the sea, and the lakeside… It is very nice to camp in İğneada Longoz Forests, where lakes merge with the sea, and you can witness this interesting event of nature.

Igneada Camping Area, Free Campsites in Istanbul

Sakarya Poyrazlar Lake

Poyrazlar Lake and its surroundings, which you can reach with a journey of approximately 2.5 hours, have many areas suitable for camping. We recommend that you meet your needs before coming to Poyrazlar Lake, which is also suitable for campers with children.

Sakarya Camping Area, Free Campsites in Istanbul

Sile Sahilköy

Sahilköy, which is located approximately 15 km before coming to the center of Şile, is 1.5 hours away from Istanbul. There are also paid camping areas in Sahilköy, where there is a beach on one side and a forest on the other.

Sile Camping Area, Free Campsites in Istanbul


Free Campsites in Istanbul – People who want to have a quiet holiday without leaving Istanbul prefer Kilyos for camping. It is pleasant to watch the stars at night, especially in the summer tents set up on the beach.

Kilyos Camping Area, Free Campsites in Istanbul

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