Babiogórski Park Narodowy

Babiogórski National Park

Babiogórski National Park
Availability: Seasonal facility
Zawoja 1403, Zawoja Tourist subregion: Wadowicki
tel. +48 338775110
fax. +48 338775554
tel. +48 338776702
Zawoja 1403, 34-223
Facilities at natural sites: Guidebook, Observation point, Viewing point, Information boards, Shelters
Type of natural attractions: Mountains (mountain range), Forest complexes, National parks, Natural monument, Natural viewpoint
The half-wild and lofty Queen of the Beskids, as Babia Góra is often called, became protected as a national park in 1954. This not too vast but high mountain range (the highest in the Eastern Beskids) catches your eye from afar. The north faces, mark
The European watershed runs through the Babia Góra ridge, meaning that the waters flowing down the massif’s north slopes empty into the Baltic Sea whereas those on the south slopes end up in the Black Sea basin. The well-preserved alpine flora, complete with all the natural altudinal vegetation zones, was the reason to include the Babiogórski National Park to the Natura 2000 network and to inscribe it among the UNESCO biosphere reserves in 1977. Only areas unique on the world scale and unspoiled by human activity are ranked as biosphere reserves. The high altitude of the Babia Góra massif and the consequent diversity of the climatic conditions allowed the formation of vegetation zones similar to those in the high mountains, such as the Tatras. The majestic forests growing in the lower parts of the range (the lower subalpine zone) are a remnant of the ancient natural Carpathian Forest. There, a lot of rare and protected plants can be found in the undergrowth. In the upper subalpine zone, dominated by spruce, a natural curiosity is the Polish Laserpitium archangelica, a plant which occurs only in the Babia Góra massif and has become the park’s symbol. Here, a strip of dwarf pine is a kingdom of bushes while the highest alpine zone is dominated by small green plants clinging to the
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