Nature conservation card

The Nature Conservation Card is a unique service that entitles you to use our wilderness campsites.

There are over a hundred campsites with toilets, wood, wind shelters and waste handling facilities in the Dalsland Nordmarken lake system. The campsites are located in scenic spots along canoe trails. You can stay overnight at a campsite in a cosy wind shelter. If you’re lucky, someone’s already made camp, the camp fire has already been lit with the pre-stocked wood, and you can share both the site and the experience with other guests.

DANO Crew wardens work in the lake system to assist and inform visitors about the area, providing information on suitable tours, interesting places to visit, etc. They also notify visitors of restrictions, such as the bird protection areas and any fire bans. The wardens are additionally responsible for the maintenance and supervision of campsites. They check to make sure visitors have Nature Conservation Cards and are permitted to use the facilities.

Nature Conservation Cards pay for the expansion of campsites, maintenance, wood, supervision, waste handling, nature conservation and compensation to landowners who have granted the use of their land for campsites.

Nature Conservation Cards can be purchased online, at the tourist offices in the area or from local canoe rentals. The card costs SEK 65 per person and night if you are using your own canoe (red card). If you rent a canoe locally, the card costs SEK 45 per person and night (green card). This card can only be purchased when renting canoes at a canoe rental facility. Children under 12 use the service free of charge.

Purchasing a Nature Conservation Card does not mean that you have a reservation for a specific campsite in the lake system. It is not possible to reserve a campsite for yourself, and you may not prevent another canoeist from setting up camp on the site you are camping at.

Our nature is sensitive and to avoid damage, all groups of more than five people must use campsites at night.

Nature Conservation Cards that have not been used will not be refunded.

You can buy Red Nature Conservation Cards online or at these places.

Bengtsfors Tourist Office      
+46 (0)531 526355,

Dals Eds Tourist Office
+46 (0)534 19022,

Dalsland Center, Håverud   
+46 (0)530 18990,

Medborgarkontoret Mellerud            
+46 (0)530 18900,

Åmåls Tourist Office
+46 (0)532 17098,

Årjängs Tourist Office
+46 (0)573 14136,

ICA Optimisten, Gustavsfors
+46 (0)573 20001

ICA Sillerud, Årjäng
+46 (0)573 40150