Buzkyi Gard National Nature Park

Mykolaiv region

About park

Here, the calm Southern Bug turns into a turbulent river in-between the rocky banks of a granite canyon. It creates a narrow canyon-like valley with majestic granite rocks, waterfalls and islands. Unique landscapes were created by southern spurs (narrow mountain ridges) of the tectonic plate of the Ukrainian Crystalline Shield.

 

Unique relict plants such as Silene hypanica and Moehringia hypanicus grow in the cracks between the shield rocks, which has never been a sea bottom. On that stones covered with millennial lichen, the eastern racer (Coluber constrictor) and the European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) are still basking in the sun. The waters of the Buh River are the home to one of the last populations of the Dnipro barbel (Barbus borysthenicus).

 

Buzkyi Gard is the historical name of a Cossack “palank” (an administrative unit) of Zaporizhian Host which was located at the confluence of rivers the Velykyi Tashlyk and the Southern Buh. A “gard” is a special construction for fishing which was in use during the Cossack era. The rapids, i.e. rocky bottom elevations, are still preserved there. A great deal of сossack and haidamak legends is connected with them.

 

The Rapids of Myhiia are one of Europe’s best natural water slalom trails. Fans of rafting, canoeing and rock climbing come here to practice on the rapids and granite rocks of the canyons.

Site

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What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Climbing
Climbing
Adventure races
Adventure races
Fishing
Fishing
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Geotour
Geotour
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Events
Events
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails
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61.3813 sq.km.

Park's area


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15

educational trails and routes

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232 км

lengths of trails and routes

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1211

species of plants

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2211

species of animals

Warning!

Part of the park is a protected area, which is under special protection. Travelers can not walk here. By following the rules, you will help us preserve the unique nature and avoid unnecessary costs of fines.

International statuses

How to get here

By train

The nearest railway stations in the cities: Pervomaisk, Yuzhnoukrayinsk, Voznesensk.

By bus

Very convenient location of the park near the highway Kyiv-Mykolaiv.

By car

From Kyiv to Myhiia village – 328 km (4 hours). Move in the direction of Mykolaiv city.
From Mykolaiv to Myhiia village – 160 km (2 hours). Move in the direction of Pervomaisk town.
From Odesa to Pervomaisk town – 218 km (3 hours).

By plane

The nearest airports: Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kyiv.

Contacts


85 Pervomaiska Str. Myhiia village, Pervomaisk district, Mykolaiv region 55223,
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