Camp Forktail Creek, located in the clearing of the dense deciduous at the north eastern side of the Corbett Tiger Reserve is one ideal camping destination. Named after the Forktails visiting this place during the winter, this camp is also a favourite birding ground. The railway station closest to the Forktail Creek Camp at the Corbett National park is Ramnagar,1.5 kms away.
There are a dozen luxurious safari tents at the Forktail Creek Camp, built on a raised wooden platform that gives the visitors the ultimate camping experience close to the wilderness. There are attached semi tiled bathrooms with each tent with running cold water. Hot water is served in buckets in the mornings and evenings .There is hardly any electricity used at Camp Forktail Creek. At nights, oil lit lanterns add to the mystifying atmosphere of Camp Forktail Creek, and enhancing its mystery. The visitors can combine their stay with stays at the forest rest houses around the Corbett National Park.
There is a specially designed dining and lounge area which is called the Thatch, built with grass and wood and lit up with oil lanterns at this wildlife camp in Corbett. This is an unique place, ideal for the environment of the jungle and perfect for the ultimate dining experience. The area around the Thatch is built for bar-b-cues and campfires after sundown.
Facilities and Recreation:
Like any other wildlife resort, the Camp Forktail Creek at the Corbett national park has no end to the recreational facilities. There are tailor made fishing and bird watching excursions from the camp itself. There are also different ways of experiencing the wildlife at the Forktail Creek camp. These include elephant safaris, learning to ride elephants, watching them take a bath, village hikes and tours to tribal villages, multi day hikes with tracking experts, such as the famous 'Man eater of Mohan trail'. Visitors can also enjoy angling for the mighty Mahasheer on the Ramganga River, Overnight trips to the Dhikala forest rest house, and overnight camping in the reserve forest while staying at the Forktail Creek Camp.