5

I'm going to travel to Iran and I want to find out about places where I can pitch a camp for free.

I believe Many state-parks offer very cheap (often < $10) camp sites, but I'm wondering how I might find free camping options in Iran as well. Of course, for the price I'm asking, I don't expect shower facilities, picnic tables or grills... just a place to park a car, pitch a small tent and sleep a few hours. And legally, of course.

How can I find such places?

  • 3
    Wait, so do you want to know about places it is free to camp (Common land, certain parks, places its not legal but nobody cares) or cheap camp sites? It's not entirely clear. – CMaster Nov 6 '15 at 15:31
  • 1
    Uh, what? Camping is free. That's why its called "camping" not staying in a hotel. – Lemuel Gulliver Nov 6 '15 at 19:01
  • 2
    @LemuelGulliver Camping outside official and fee-based camping sites is prohibited in many countries. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Nov 6 '15 at 19:12
  • Hmm, interesting. Guess that makes life hard for gypsies, huh? – Lemuel Gulliver Nov 6 '15 at 19:56
  • @LemuelGulliver Obviously not, since a few million Romani people live in European countries, in which wild camping is not allowed. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Nov 6 '15 at 22:24
2

Basically everywhere, as long as you don't pitch your tent where you obviously disturb others. I am honestly not 100% sure about the official rules, but wild camping is very common in Iran.

Just google "wild camping iran" and you will find many stories on the subject, e.g. this one.

2

Camping is totally free and legal in Iran, and so common and popular. At times of long holidays, summer vacations and nowruz (new year 13-day holidays), you will notice many campers around the country.

That being said, you better search around for places designed for the purpose, since camping is supported by the local authorities, and in special places like parks or schools, people are provided free or low-price services like: tents, free wifi, hot water, electricity and ...

enter image description here

But you need to consider that there are no-camping zones too here and there (e.g. too close to rivers or historical sites) which are marked with signs and you better avoid those places. And there are also places where you should pay for camping which provide more services and are often found at beaches or heavy traffic tourism sites.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.