The Shen-gou Water Eco Park occupies 21 hectares of hinterland in Yuanshan Township, Yilan County, of which man-made equipment makes up only a tenth. The site still maintains a water conversation forest and water purification facilities. After an inspection of the park’s springs and walking paths was completed in 2009, it was opened to the public, immediately becoming the top site for visiting school groups to engage in water resources and wetland preservation studies. In 2010, the number of visits to the area exceeded 5,200, and it is now a major recommended site for ecology, water resources and wetlands education. You can make a stop at the park part of a trip that includes a visit to King Car Leisure Farm and the Shengyang Leisure Farm.
1. The park possesses vast ecological, hydrological and historical resources, including water conservation forests, an outdoor hydrology museum, aqueducts, and aquatic plants. This diverse wetland environment forms the ideal platform for a firsthand study of nature.
2. In the park area you’ll find 45 different species of birds including the protected Maroon Oriole. The area’s forests also serve as an excellent habitat for breeding insects and amphibious animals. Moreover, the quality of the water is highly suited to the preservation of protected fish species such as the Taiwan torrent carp and Crucian Carp.
3. One of Taiwan’s seven high quality water treatment areas, the park has two water resource networks, which in May 2005 received ISO 14001 international certification.
Hengshantao Leisure Farm Area: located in Yilan’s Yuanshan Township, the area is like a snapshot of Yilan. Hengshantao is part of the Snow Mountain mountain range which lines the northwestern agricultural areas. Its lush forests and mist-enveloped mountains have served as the inspiration for many painters’ brushes. You’ll also find a wide variety of local agricultural products for your kitchen, such as fresh fish, fruit, and taro root. In addition, the area is home to seaside parks, walking paths, mills, SPA, a frog museum, insect museum, lotus gardens, the rice huller experience and tractor rides.
Route 1: Shengyang Water Plant → Deep Ridge Water Eco Park→ Bee Ecology Museum
Route 2: Bajia Fish Farm → Shen-gou Water Eco Park → Yinong Sheep Pasture
Route 3: Deep Ridge Water Eco Park → King Car Orchid Park → Keda Sheep Pasture
How to Get There
By Public Transportation:
train or bus to Yilan Station, transfer to public bus south mountain line, get off at Shen-gou Water Source station.
National Freeway No. 5 to Yilan Interchange, drive straight in traffic lane for 3 kilometers, right on Sianmin Blvd. continue for about 3 kilometers, connect to Lanfeng Rd. Sec. 1, straight to Sec 3., connect to Provincial Rd. No. 7 going towards Yuanshan → Shen-gou Water Eco Park is located at 115k. Trip is roughly 21 kilometers (30 minute drive).
Shen-gou Water Eco Park
Monday – Friday 9 am to 11 am, 2pm - 4pm (must apply one week in advance)
No. 236, Section 2, Yuanshan Road, Yuanshan Township, Yilan County