Magura National Park

The Magura National Park was created on January 1st 1995. It is located on the border between the malopolskie and podkarpackie regions, at the very heart of Beskid Niski. It reaches as far as the basin of Wisloka and the mountain range of Magura Wątkowska The area of the park plays a major ecological role, being a bridge between the Western and Eastern part of the Carpathian Mountains.

The Magura National Park primarily protects the transition area between the Western and Eastern Carpathians, which is unique in the scale of the Carpathian Mountains. Over 90% of the park’s surface is forests. We can distinguish two plant floors at its area: foothills and the lower montane zone.

The park is home to nearly 800 types of plants and almost 200 species of animals (excluding insects)

Some of the plants of the Magura National Park include:

The scilla
The barberry
The Braun’s Fern
The French Rose
The Goldenhead lily

There are 463 types of mushrooms, 17 of which are under strict protection, including:

The giant puffball
The scaly cones
The edible morel

There are also 57 species of mammals, represented, among others, by:
The brown bear,
The eurasian moose
The gray wolf
The european beaver
Bats,
The european otter and others

At the area of the Magura National Park there are two climate floors – the moderately warm floor and the moderately chilly floor.

There are several monuments in the Magura National Park that are worth visiting, including:

Churches in Chyrowa, Polany, Krempna, Kotan, Swiatkowa Wielka and Swiatkowa Mala
The remainings of the settlement in Brzezowa from the 9th and 10th century.
The dam lake in Klimkowka
The Devil’s Stone
World War I cemeteries in Krempna, Grab and Wola Cieklinska

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