Deogyusan Mountain National Park (Namdeogyu) (덕유산국립공원(남덕유분소))

Deogyusan Mountain N...
Deogyusan Mountain National Park
Designated as National Park in 1975, Deogyusan National Park (덕유산국립공원, 1,614m) covers four counties. The ridgeline from the Hyangjeokbong peak of Mt. Bukdeogyusan to Mt. Namdeogyusan is 17.5km, and the altitude is 1,200m high. There are five peaks over 1,330m above sea level and eight large valleys. Mt. Deogyusan is one of Korea’s tourist highlights and boasts temples, relics as well as a ski resort. Of the many wonderful sites, Mujuguchon-dong, the 25km valley range from Najetong gate to Baekryeonsa Temple, is especially noted as one of the 10 best tourist areas of Korea. Every valley has scenic spots and Gucheon-dong is particularly famous. Baekryeonsa Temple is located at the end of Gucheon-dong Valley. It is famous for the Stone Samjon Buddha, cerated during the Goryeo Dynasty and many monks came from this temple before and after the Injinwaeran War (1592~1598). Also, Jeoksangsanseong Fortress, Anguksa Temple, Guebul and many other relics are scattered throughout the park. Mt. Deogyusan boasts an abundance of beauty throughout all four seasons, and the 600 species of animals and plants, including the unique landscape of the yew trees are especially eye-catching.
Deogyusan National Park Office
+82-63-322-3174, +82-63-322-3374
Opening date
Open all year round
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2 hours before sunrise). This is for the safety of visitors and to protect the park from potential fires.
Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
* Chilyeon Ravine 1: until 2026
* Chilyeon Ravine 2: until 2028
* Bottom of Hyangjeokbong Peak: until 2026
Mountain Not Access Period
* Access restricted period is subject to change based on weather conditions. So, please refer to the website before visiting the national park.
Areas Open to the Public
* Gucheon-dong Information Center 구천동탐방지원센터 ~ Baeknyeonsa Temple 백련사 ~ Hyangjeokbong Peak 향적봉: 8.1km
* Seolcheonbong Peak 설천봉 ~ Hyangjeokbong Peak 향적봉: 0.6km
* Seochang Park Protection Area 서창공원지킴터 ~ Anguksa Temple 안국사: 3.8km
* Hwangjeom 황점 ~ Satgatgoljae 삿갓골재: 3.4km
Restricted Mountain Areas
* Chimok 치목 ~ Anguksa Temple 안국사: 3.7km
* Inwoldam 인월담 ~ Seolcheonbong Peak 설천봉: 5.10km
* Hyangjeokbong Peak 향적봉 ~ Yeonggak Park Protection Area 영각공원지킴터: 18.2km
* Baengnyeonsa Temple 백련사 ~ Jungbong Peak 중봉: 4km
* Hoenggyeongjae 횡경재 ~ Sinpungnyeong 신풍령: 7.8km
* Songgye Park Protection Area 송계공원지킴터 ~ Songgye Samgeori (Three-way Intersection) 송계삼거리: 6.5km
* Anseong Information Center 안성탐방지원센터 ~ Dongyeomnyeong 동엽령: 4.4km
* Hwangjeom 황점 ~ Wolseongjae 월성재: 3.8km
* Yuksimnyeong 육십령 ~ Namdeogyusan Mountain 남덕유산: 3.6km
Parking Facilities
(Samgong Parking Lot, Jeoksang Parking Lot, Deongnyudae Parking Lot, Pahoe Parking Lot)
Available Facilities
* Shelters
Satgatjae Shelter +82-11-423-1452 (Korean)
Parking Fees
[L] 6,000 ~ 7,500 won
[M] 4,000 ~ 5,000 won
[S] 2,000 won
※ Regular shuttle buses are free (Not including monthly parking leasers)
Local Transportation
– Take City Bus bound for Hwangjeom at Geochang-eup.
(Run 6 times a day, 50 minute to 1 hour ride)
– Take City Bus bound for Songgyesa Temple at Geochang-eup.
(Run 10 times a day, 50 minute to 1 hour ride)Taxi
– From Geochang-eup to Hwangjeom. (30 to 40 minute ride.)
– From Geochang-eup to Songgyesa Temple. ( 30 to 40 minute ride.)