Otterbergets bad & camping in Sweden
Kees and Lydia Donkersteeg are the proud owners of Otterberget Bad och Camping in the North West part of Tiveden. The campsite is located near the shores of lake Skagern and the fringes of the forest. The lake itself, is only a few minutes walk away along a wood-path, and offers you one of the magnificent long sandy beaches of lake Skagern. There is enough place to sunbathe on the green, to swim and enjoy other water sports. The lake and its shores are very/extremely child friendly, since the shores are shallow and sandy for long stretches. For hikers, marked trails are close to the campsite. If you are lucky you might have an encounter with one of the many animals who live around here or you find your first edible mushrooms or forest fruits.
When you are looking for peace and quiet, culture and nature or water and beach. A stay at Otterbergets Bad och Camping will be the highlight of your vacation/trip/tour. Occupying an area of 131 square km and a perimeter of/shoreline which covers more than 100 kilometres, lake Skagern is one of the twenty largest lakes in Sweden. The lake is a perfect place to surf, canoe, motorboating and of course swimming. One of the few boat ramps of lake Skagern is very close to the campsite. Various lakes around the campsite offer superb opportunities for fishing. We also offer (together with our partners/other entrepreneurs) special arrangement to explore the area by horse, bike ore foot.
Every year, we host various events on and near our campsite. Highlights are the international Melodeon Festival and the vinyl (record) market. Another reoccurring event in June is the traditional Midsommar fest, which we celebrate on the tenting field together with our neighbours. If you like to attend one of those events, early booking are imperative / book between two and three months prior to the event.
We have committed ourselves/ are committed to run a social, sustainable, and eco-friendly business. We achieve this by: producing our own electricity using solar panels and wind power, water is heated via the most recent/newest technologies, led lights and separation of garbage. The entire profit from/of the collected plastic bottles and cans are donated to charity (in Sweden and abroad).
Otterbergets Bad och Camping is situated exactly halfway between Goteborg and Stockholm, approximately three kilometres away from the E20. The campsite is signposted on the E20 about 4 kilometres North of Hova. The campsite is a great spring board for visiting regional attractions like the National Park Tiveden, the Göta Canal, Södra Råda kyrkplats and Karlsborg Fortress
Dogs on leads (with well-behaved owners) are welcome / Our pet friendly campsite welcomes well behaved dogs on leads and their owners. In the unlikely event the dog cannot come with you on a trip, there is (after some consideration) a possibility to keep an eye on your dog.
We are delighted to welcome you/meet you on our beautiful campsite, between April 10th and November 2nd, 2020.
Kees en Lydia.