Camping on the Lower Rhine
The area surrounding Kevelaer is heavily agricultural. Small villages, old farmsteads, wide fields, occasional forest sections and a multitude of small rivers give the region its typical and endearing character.
The small villages are often only a few kilometers apart and usually have an old village center with historic buildings, marketplaces and, of course, a village church. The church tower of a village can usually be seen from afar on the Lower Rhine.
As the name suggests, the campground is located on the Fleuth, or more precisely on the Issumer Fleuth. This small river rises near Issum and flows into the Niers about 500 meters behind our property. Beavers have been living here again since 2016, which can be seen from the clear feeding marks.
Between Issum, Geldern and Kapellen lies the Fleuthkuhlen nature reserve. Due to peat extraction in the 18. and In the 19th century, lakes, ponds and siltation zones were created here, which today provide a habitat for a variety of rare animal and plant species.
The Niers with its various oxbow lakes is the largest river in the region. It rises in Kukum near Erkelenz and flows into the Meuse near Gennep. Since 2009, the entire course of the river can be explored by bicycle on the Niersradwanderweg and "paddling on the Niers" is a popular leisure activity.
Due to the Lower Rhine plain, the bicycle is the most popular means of transportation to explore the surrounding area.