Shatsk National Nature Park

Volyn region

About park

This is a magnificent spot of Polissia where thick forests, clear lakes, swamps and meadows join together. The natural pine forests with green mosses and blueberry scrubs fascinate with their beauty. Among the forests, there are 23 picturesque lakes. This is one of the largest lake groups in Europe. Svitiaz Lake is the largest lake in the park and the deepest one in Ukraine. In windy weather, the waves can even reach the height of 1 meter. When the weather is sunny, the lake bottom is visible at several meters depth.

 

Shatsk National Nature Park is an ideal place for bird-watching. During migration period, about 80,000 birds rest on the lakes or near them. It is really worth bathing in the lakes, enjoying the sun on beaches, tasting cottage cheese pancakes (syrnyky) and Ukrainian doughnuts with blueberry (pampushky), living in campsites and cycling in forests. You can also go kayaking on Luky Lake among real “flower fields” of yellow water lilies (Nuphar lutea) and white water lilies (Nymphaea alba).

 

Before travelling to this place, you better recall the play “Forest Song” by Lesia Ukrainka. During the treatment in Georgia where Lesia wrote the piece of work, she mentioned the following in her letters: “It seems to me that I just have recalled our forests and yearned for them. I have kept that Mavka in my mind for long time… I ran alone in the forest at moonlight night (no one knew about that) and waited there for Mavka to appear before me”.

Site

Enjoy

What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Horse riding
Horse riding
Fishing
Fishing
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Events
Events
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails
info

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23 lakes

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58,4 m

depth of Svitiaz Lake, the deepest lake of Ukraine

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2

islands

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80

birds during the migration period

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4

routes

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42 km

route length

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1302

plant species

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1632

animal species

Warning!

A part of the park territory is a reserve area. This is a unique ecosystem of natural lake and forest complexes. We preserve the natural course of processes in these places. It is prohibited to enter the reserve area.

International statuses

How to get here

By train

to Lutsk and Kovel. The nearest railway station is Kovel

By bus

there is bus service with Lutsk, Rivne, Lviv, Kyiv, Ternopil and Brest

By car

from Kyiv 533 km (6 h 40 min)
from Ternopil 294 km (4 h 40 min)
from Lviv 219 km (3 h 30 min)
from Rivne 233 km (3 h 28 min)
from Lutsk 156 km (2 h 15 min)
from Brest 100 km (1 h 30 min)

By plane

the nearest airport is in Lviv

Contacts


Svitiaz village, 61 Zhovtneva Str., Shatsk district, Volyn region, Ukraine, 44021
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