Natural Heritage Status:
Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Park is part of the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and is well known internationally as a mangrove conservation area. It is fame for the best managed mangrove forest in the world. It has rich mangrove biodiversity that sustain the mangrove forest. The park is home to flora and fauna unique to the mangrove habitat.
Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Park is one of the 9 forest reserves of Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve stretching from Kuala Gula to Bagan Panchor. It was established in 1992 with an area of 20 hectares. Present status as Eco-Education Center.
Entrance to the park is free. No parking fee. Gated at night. Campsite and chalet available with reasonable fee.
The park is well visited and popular among educational groups. Locals used the park as a jogging track. Foreigners and researchers visited the park to study about the mangrove management.
Level of Development:
Facilities for campers available.
Canteen and convenient store available in the park.
Boardwalks, interpretative boards and accommodation facilities within the 20 ha Education park.
Kuala Sepetang town and Kampung Menteri are two populated areas around the park.
This park is perhaps the only green lung around Kuala Sepetang. The locals used the extensive boardwalks as jogging track. Popular during public and school holiday with visits from educational institutions and schools.
An estimated average of 500 visitors per month.
Campers need to apply for permit from the district forestry office before they are allowed to camp inside the park.
Other attractions are visiting charcoal factory, bird watching, visiting historical site, fishing village, aquaculture and angling.
The Educational Center at Kuala Sepetang provides opportunities for researchers and school children to study mangroves ecosystem, the flora and fauna of the mangroves and its sustainability relationship with man.