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The Drawa / Drawsko / Drawienski National Park

the Drawa national park - a great place for kayaking, fishing and birdwatching

The Drawa National Park comprises of the Drawa and Plociczna river valleys, a large section of the Drawsko primeval forest and thirteen lakes of the Walecko - Mysliborskie Lakeland. It is situated in the west of Poland, on the border between the following provinces (or in Polish, voivodeships): Zachodniopomorskie, Lubuskie and Wielkopolskie. The park is one of the most attractive and unspoilt parts of Poland. Numerous examples of rare and interesting wildlife make the Drawa their home, and the area a magnet for bird watchers, naturalists and nature lovers from all over Europe. These include: protected plants such as the leather leaf, wild pepper, Martagon lily, orchids and mezereons; fish like the salmon, trout, grayling, bream, pike and barbel; mammals such as the river otter, beaver, and fat dormouse; and birds, which include the national symbol of Poland, the white-tailed eagle, honey buzzard, eagle owl, black stork and cormorant; as well as over 200 species of fungi. Drawa is a fine place for anyone interested in canoeing or kayaking and hiking, and established trails cross the park. The Drawa National Park was established in 1990 and consists of more than 11,000 hectares, and a special protective zone of more than 35,000 ha surrounding the Park. More about the River Drawa.

Nearest City: Gorzow

Local Towns and Villages: Choszczno; Dobiegniew; Drawno; Krzyz; Plczyce; Zatom

 

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