Kemeru National Park

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Kemeru National Park was established on 12 June, 1997.

Currently there ara 36211 ha of dry land and 1954 ha of water territory along Riga Bys (up to 10 m in depth).

The park is divided in following functional zones:

  1. Nature conservation zone
  2. Nature protection zone
  3. Landscape protection zone
  4. Neutral zone

In this park there are aqueous rocks of pre ice age. Plaster rocks, dolomites have big influence on Kemeru sulphur waters and health resorts.

The biggest marshes are Kemeru heath, Raganu marsh and Zalais marsh.

On the top of sand hills along side the sea coast on the length of 10 km there are shallow lakes – Dūņieris, Kaņieris and Slokas lakes. The highest of the sand hills is Kracu mountain - 33 meters, and “Zaļā kāpa” that open a beuatiful view on surrounding area.

In the north-western part of the park there is Valguma lake that is 27 meters deep.

Kemeru National Park is also rich with flora and fauna. There are 897 fernery and seedplants species, 202 moss species and 139 lichens. Here grows 25 % of plants that are included in Red Data Book of Latvia.

There is a wide variety of insects in this park - 3094 species. There are also 237 species of birds, 191 species of spiders, 93 species od mollusks, 19 species of fish, 10 amphibias and 7 species od reptiles.

Eks and deers feel very well in marsh areas as well as wild pigs, doe, wolfs and of course beaver.

Kaniera Lake is the richest in Latvia in terms of birds fauna. There is big and smal bittern, sea eagle, small black-headed gull, black tern and others.

On the territory of Kemeru National Park there is a health resort city, city park and a hotel that was built year 1936.



Protected natural area

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