Mangrove Forest, Margomulyo

Mangrove forest situated in Kelurahan Margomulyo, West Balikpapan. Government stated to release this 6,8 ha area from resident ownership, and make it a conservation area. Most trees grow by themselves, but also many of them planted by conservatory programme. This forest protected because this is place where animals and plant live.

This place is also a nice spot for photography lover. Shady thick woods, long ulin bridge for tracking, and some gazeboo. And if you are lucky enough, you can meet tempakul, a fish that can walk on the ground, some birds, even small monkeys searching for food.

How to reach this place:

From the city center you can find angkot to take you to Bunsay Plasa / Pasar Inpress Kebun Sayur. Then you can find ojek, go to SMAN 8. Next to this school building you will find a gate with ulin bridge. Go along this bridge.

Today this forest is gurded and the gate is locked. You can call the administrator, with the phone number written on the gate. Someone will arrive within minutes to open the gate. You can explore the forest after writing your name on a guest book and give some donation. The amount is not specified.

Explore Balikpapan

+6281520300542

explore.balikpapan@yahoo.com

Jl. Jend. Sudirman RT.12 No.94

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s