Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. The park that lies on the northwest coast spans the border between North Central Province and the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. To the south of Wilpattu National Park is River Modergam Aru; to the north is River Kalay Oya. Reaching Wilpattu National Park Colombo-Puttalam A3 highway leads to the city of Puttalam. 42 km along the A12 Puttalama- Anuradhapura highway is a large signboard that reads Willpattu National Park. 7km along the road that turns to the left at the signboard takes you to the entrance of the park at Hunuwilagama.