Dzūkija National Park

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dzūkija National Park
Moor landscape near Marcinkonys
Moor landscape near Marcinkonys
Dzūkija National Park (Lithuania)
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Coordinates: 54 ° 7 ′ 0 ″  N , 24 ° 18 ′ 0 ″  E
Location: Lithuania
Next city: Druskininkai
Surface: 585.19 km²
Founding: 1991
i3 i6
The river Ūla , paddling is only permitted here with a permit, which can only be obtained in advance due to quotas

The Dzūkija National Park (Lithuanian Dzūkijos nacionalinis parkas ) is the largest national park in Lithuania with an area of ​​58,519 ha . It is located in the south of the country in the Dzūkija region and borders with Belarus . The administration is located in the village of Marcinkonys .

There are numerous other different nature reserves in the park. The best known of these is the total reserve Čepkelių raistas , a coherent moorland landscape , with an area of ​​11,227 hectares, the largest preserved in Lithuania. This area has been protected under the Ramsar Convention since 1993 . The reserve was established in 1974, but the national park was not established until 1991.

130.04 km² in the national park belong to the wilderness areas certified by the European Wilderness Society .

See also

Liškiava , Druskininkai , Alytus .


  • K. Balevičius et al .: Čepkelių rezervatas . Vilnius 1984.

Web links

Commons : National Park Dzūkija  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files