Khvalynsky National Park covers the highest part of the Volga upland, the Khvalynsky Мountains. The terrain is quite hilly, with a lot of ravines and valleys. The park was established on August 19, 1994, in three forest districts: Khvalynsky, Alekseevsky, and Sosnovo-Mazinsky. The area of Khvalynsky Park is 25,514 hectares, of which 1,359 hectares represent a protected zone that is inaccesible to tourists.
The park has over 300 springs full of clean, clear water with a very low mineral content. Over 800 species of plants, including 100 rare and protected ones, grow in the park The Red Book of the Russian Federation includes many of the species that inhabit the park, starting with the predatory bush cricket, and ending with the Russian desman.
Hiking paths have been laid out throughout the park. The park operates a museum and a farm, where you can see long-legged buzzard, ostrich, emu, pheasant, imperial eagle, donkey, and Asian badger. In addition, the park operates the Solnechnaya Polyana (Sunny Field) tourist complex. It includes the Izba Museum of Peasant Life, the Village Farmstead Ethnograpohic Museum, the chapel of St. Sergius of Radonezh, a spring, a Russian bathhouse, and other facilities.
Ministry of Youth Policy, Sports, and Tourism of Saratovskaya oblast / www.minmolodsport.saratov.gov.ru
|Phone number:||(84595) 2-17-98|
|Address:||Saratovskaya Oblast, Khvalynsky Region|