Israel National Parks


About Israel National Parks National Parks

Israel’s national parks offer a unique blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural heritage, providing visitors with a fascinating journey through the country’s diverse landscapes and rich history.

From the ancient ruins of Caesarea and Masada to the dramatic desert canyons of Ein Gedi and the lush forests of Mount Carmel, each national park showcases a different aspect of Israel’s natural and cultural heritage. The parks protect a wide variety of ecosystems, including coastal areas, forests, deserts, and archaeological sites, and are home to diverse flora and fauna.

With opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, archaeological exploration, and cultural experiences, Israel’s national parks attract visitors from around the world who come to discover the country’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture.

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Israel National Parks's National Parks

Caesarea National Park seaside city

Caesarea National Park

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Ein Hemed National Park panoramic view

Ein Hemed National Park

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Gan Hashlosha National Park

Gan Hashlosha National Park

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Masada National Park

Masada National Park

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1. How many national parks are there in Israel?

Israel has 69 designated national parks. These national parks encompass a wide range of landscapes, including historical sites, archaeological ruins, nature reserves, and scenic areas.

Each park offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore Israel’s rich cultural heritage, diverse ecosystems, and stunning natural beauty

2. What is the largest national park in Israel?

One of the largest and most well-known national parks in Israel is the Ein Gedi National Park, which covers an area of approximately 2500 hectares (about 9.6 square miles).

Situated along the shores of the Dead Sea in the Judean Desert, Ein Gedi National Park is famous for its lush oasis, stunning desert landscapes, and abundant wildlife.

It offers visitors opportunities for hiking, swimming in natural pools, exploring ancient ruins, and observing desert flora and fauna. While not the largest in terms of area, Ein Gedi National Park is one of the most visited and iconic national parks in Israel