Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls, Republic of Karelia

Categories: Waterfalls, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Home to a riotous array of plants, animals, and geological formations, Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls strives to protect an expanse of dense Northern European forest. Explore the reserve, which spans more than 10,800 hectares (26,687 acres), and observe the old-growth forest around you that includes swathes of pines more than two centuries old. Though this area was once shaped by several waterfalls, Soviet hydroelectric projects in 1936 reduced them to a single cascade. View the waterfall, which tumbles from a height of nearly 11 m (36 ft), and you'll be looking at the same waters that once inspired the poet Gavrila Derzhavin to pen one of Russia's most notable poems of the 18th century. To get a more in-depth look at the local ecosystem, join a guided excursion around the reserve's nature trails offered by the on-site museum. If you do so, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and proper outdoor gear. Put Kivach Reserve and Waterfalls on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kondopoga trip itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful, pure and fresh nature. From the main road Saint-Petersburg-Murmansk, about 6 km along a good road. But the main thing is roughly in the middle of the road land its economy private enterprise "at the curved seashore". Here you can enjoy a light snack, a Shish kebab, salmon, burbot, soups and side dishes. Buy souvenirs, and just relax in the great outdoors. Rabotant summer camping and at the moment are built new facilities for active recreation.
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  • Nice place, beautiful nature! But too "become". Nearby there is a waterfall white bridges "-wild nature, little people and free!
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  • like and not so tall, but emotions much, impresses with its power. Coloring gives brown color of the water. Clean and safe. As in territory of the waterfall has a small museum and Arboretum with karel′skimi birches. good parking for cars and souvenir shops. Leaves a very strong impression.
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