Located in Kampung Pisang, Batu Gajah and managed by the Perak State Parks Corporation, Kinta Nature Park is a haven for nature lovers. It covers over 900 hectares of disused mining land. The park has a lot to offer for nature photographers, as the scenery is picturesque and breathtaking.
There are a total of 1381 aquatic birds belonging to 150 species found in the wetland. It is also home to Clouded Leopard and foxes. They are harmless and do not pose any danger to visitors.
Toilets and car parks are provided for tourists. A dedicated campsite (by a lake) is available for those wishing to stay overnight. The park has a four-tiered bird observation tower for the convenience of bird watchers.
Although the park is dotted with lakes, boat rides are not possible, as boating facilities are not available at the moment. Also fishing in the park is strictly forbidden.
For those who wish to visit Kinta Nature Park, it is advisable to use the Gopeng-Kota Bharu connecting road instead of the Ipoh-Batu Gajah trunk road. The latter is in poor condition with many potholes.
Kinta Nature Park is open to the public every day between 8am and 6pm. There is no entrance fee at the moment.