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Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow

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Losiny Ostrov National Park is the first national park of Russia. It is located in Moscow and Moscow Oblast and is the third largest forest in a city of comparable size, after Table Mountain National Park and Pedra Branca State Park .GeographyThe total area of the national park in 2001 was 116.21 km², (28,717 acres). Forest occupied 96.04 km² (83% of area) of the total, of which 30.77 km² (27%) fall within the boundaries of Moscow city. Other land types in the park include 1.69 km² (2%) of water and 5.74 km², or 5% of swamp. An additional 66.45 km² is reserved for expansion of the park.The park is divided into the three functional zones: Especially protected, 53.94 km² (47%), closed to the public; For training and excursion, 31.30 km² (27%) is open for restricted visits along established routes; Recreational, 29.81 km² (26%), is open for mass entry. Geographically, the park occupies the joint of the Meshchera Lowlands and Klin-Dmitrov chine, which is the watershed of the Moskva River and Klyazma River. The relief of the territory is a slightly undulating plain. The true altitudes of the locality vary from 146 m (floodlands of the Yauza River) to 175 m above sea level. In the center part of the park relief is expressed weakly. The most picturesque locality is on the southwest of the park, where the above-floodplain terraces of the Yauza River are clearly expressed with the sufficiently steep slopes to its floodlands.
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  • It is a wonderful place! We visited in the winter. It is recommended to dress warmly, we were visiting in the temperature around zero degrees, ie, it may seem that it is not cold, but due to a long st...  more »
  • Once-land territory of an elk Islands were a favorite place of the Falcon and the bear hunt of Tsar Ivan the terrible. Now it is one of the first national parks in Russia and the largest forest of Moscow. On the territory of the National Park have a unique opportunity to enjoy day trips to ecological paths or specialized, theme and game programs, master classes, the biological station losinuju or horse yards. Note that you must agree about the tours in advance. We took a horse half stroll in the Losinomu Island, accompanied by an instructor. Excursion in ordered KSK "Solovyinaya Roscha". The cost of this walking 1800 rubles per person. Prepayment is required in the amount of 50%. There was a lot of positive emotions! Despite the wild cold-12 degrees. Firstly, very welcoming and pleasant staff at KSC. Secondly, well-groomed and intelligent animals. Thirdly, the stunning beauty of the winter forest. On the territory of an Elk Island can meet Moose, wild boar, sika deer and other animals. We saw only the Fox, many animal tracks and skiers). Summing up, I can say that I will come back here again and again! Everyone can find something interesting, and the most important recreation and unity with the wildlife. Recommend to visit with the whole family.
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  • This Park Reserve deserves to come here from afar. Places absolutely wild nature, where wandering real Moose!, and made by caring hands of bird feeders, equipped children's playgrounds, picnic places. Utochkami pond, where we come to admire and, of course, feed. Maybe it would not hurt to add lights at least along asphalt track-autumn darkens early). But you can not walk before dark. Exit stone jungle and fall into a natural paradise-this is the place!
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