Prypiat-Stokhid National Nature Park

Volyn region

About park

The Prypiat and Stokhid Rivers are miraculous rivers with numerous beds, branches, backwaters and oxbow lakes. These rivers are surrounded with swamps, blue-eyed lakes, dunes and meadows that all together harmoniously create the flamboyant landscapes of Polissia. By kayaking or rowing on the beautiful Prypiat or on the “hundred ways” of its tributaries, you will get to the authentic Svalovychi village which has preserved its archaic style and it certainly is a real gold mine for ethnographers. It seems as if time has stopped here: the wooden houses have reed roofs, and each corner breathes with antiquity there. There is a wooden observation tower on the outskirts of the village. The wonderful panorama it offers shows the place where the Prypiat and Stokhid Rivers meet.

 

Enthusiasts of water activities will be amused with the festival of extreme water tourism called “Polissia Regatta”. Fans of the traditional Ukrainian cuisine will be surprised by the tastes of archaic culinary culture of Polissia such as fish dried in the oven. Bird-watching lovers have an opportunity to see the rare azure tit (Cyanistes cyanus) and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) through their binoculars. In forests, you can meet elks or wild boars; there are also beavers on the rivers and lakes. Real aesthetic pleasure awaits the admirers of aquatic flora — there grow white water lilies (Nymphaea alba) and dwarf white water lilies (Nymphaea candida) as well as yellow water lilies (Nuphar lutea).

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What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Horse riding
Horse riding
Adventure races
Adventure races
Fishing
Fishing
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Events
Events
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails

Flora

Parus cyanus
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Emys orbicularis
Papilio machaon
Capreolus capreolus
Mustela erminea L.

Fauna

Cephalanthera rubra
Cypripedium calceolus L.
Drosera rotundifolia L.
Linnaea borealis
Hydrocotyle vulgaris

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info

393.15 sq.m. (39315.5 ha)

Park area


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5

lakes

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5

travel routes

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123 km

total route length

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4

rivers

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4

Orthodox churches more than 250 years old

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44

Red Book plant species

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45

rare bird species

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16

bat species listed in the Red Book of Ukraine

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.

How to get here

By train

The nearest train stations are in Manevychi, Kovel and Lutsk.

By bus

There is bus service with Lutsk, Kovel, Lviv, Kyiv and Rivne

By car

from Kyiv – 453 km (6 h)
from Lviv – 315 km (4 h)
from Lutsk – 137 km (2 h)
from Kovel – 100 km (1.5 h)

By plane

The nearest airports are in Lviv and Kyiv

Contacts


Liubeshiv urban village, 47 Bondarenka Str.
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