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07 Best National Parks of Georgia

National Parks of Georgia

National Parks of Georgia is a great place for hiking or mountain biking. Near Saint Simons Island is Fort Frederica, which was built in 1736 to protect Georgia from Spanish attacks. It was the site of a famous battle in 1742, where the British were able to maintain control over the colony of Georgia. Today, visitors can explore the park and see the remains of this battle.

Located just one hour away from Tbilisi, this national park has a range of attractions. Visitors will find canyons and fortresses in this park. The Birtivsi Canyon is one of the most famous landmarks in the park. Also, tourists can check out the Didgori War Memorial, which is a memorial to the brutal 12th century war in Georgia.

National Parks of  Georgia

There are numerous hiking trails in the park. The park is also home to six yurts. Visiting this park can be a fun and exciting day trip. The national park has twenty-and-a-half miles of trails, which you can take in on foot. The park is also home to several other attractions, including a winery and state botanical garden. The park is also an excellent place to visit if you enjoy wildlife.

National Parks of  Georgia

If you are looking for a day trip from Atlanta, Georgia’s national parks may be the perfect destination. The state is home to many national parks, many of which have unique and magical features. Some of the highlights of a national park in Georgia include a cascade waterfall, magical mountain trails, and little dense forests. It also offers an interesting history and a mixed culture.

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Everglades National Park

Mtirala National Park, in the Adjara region of Western Georgia, is a protected area. It covers approximately 15,698 hectares and is located between the Adjara Mountains and the Black Sea. It is also adjacent to the Kintrishi Protected Areas.

One- and two-day experiences are available in Mtirala National Park, there are designated picnic areas and campsites, a tourist shelter is located at the 9th km and visitors can choose from hiking, horse-riding and educational tours.

Borjomi & Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, (BKNP, Georgian: Borjom-xaragaulis erovnuli Parki, Borjom-kharagaulis erovnuli Parki) is a central Georgian protected area. It is located in Samtskhe-Javakheti in the Lesser Caucasus.

Borjomi Kharagauli National Park is one of the most extensive national parks in Georgia. It includes six municipalities: Borjomi Kharagauli Akhaltsikhe Adigeni Khashuri and Baghdati.

The park stretches from the resort at Borjomi to Kharagauli. The total area of the Borjomi Nature Reserve is 851 km2. More than 1 percent of Georgia's total territory. It was established in 1995 and inaugurated officially in 2001.

Tbilisi National Park

Tbilisi National Park, one of nine Georgian national parks, is located in Mtskheta Municipality north of Tbilisi. [1] Mtskheta is a historical town that lies just outside the park’s western boundary. This national park, which was created in 1973 from the Saguramo National Reserve established in 1946, is the oldest in Georgia. It covers an area of 243 kilometres (94 mi)

The road that connects Tbilisi to Tianeti traverses the Saguramolalno Range and crosses the central portion of the park. The park’s southwestern boundary is bounded by the Tbilisi bypass highway.

The park is situated on the slopes of the Saguramo Range east of the Aragvi River. It belongs to the drainage Basin of Kura. The park's highest point is 1,385m (4,544 ft).

The park's main cover is made up of trees and shrubs of oak and hornbeam and maple. Red deer, Eurasian brown bears, red foxes, and jackals are some of the protected mammals found in the park.

Vashlovani National Park

Vashlovani National Park is located in the eastern region of Georgia. It was established in 1935 in order to protect its unique shallow forests. The reserve’s area was increased to 84.80km (23.2 sq mi), and Vashlovani national park (251.14km 2 (96.97 square mi) was established.

This area is known for its dry climate, which lies only 150-50m (490-160ft) above the sea level.

Vashlovani State reserve is known for its unique badland-like areas desert and semi-desert-steppe vegetation, and arid deciduous forests. It also contains the stunning Alazani floodplains and forests, as well as the impressive canyon cliffs.

Kolkheti’s National Park

Kolkheti National Park is a georgian name for Kolxetis erovnuli Parki. It is located in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti in western Georgia. It was established as part of Georgia’s Integrated Coastal Management Project in 1998 and 1999. The fund was backed financially through the World Bank and the Global Environmental Facility.

Kolkheti National Park is located on 28,940 hectares. It also has a protected wetlands area that spans to 33710 ha , including the former 500-hectare Kolkheti State Nature Reserve which was established in 1947.

Javakheti National Park

The National Park Javakheti can be found in south Georgia’s Ninotsminda Municipality, at the border of Armenia and Turkey in Samtskhe–Javakheti Region.

The Georgian government worked with the WWF to create the national park. Financial support from Germany was also provided. The management of the area is also done by local authorities, communities, and stakeholders.

Algeti’s National Park

The Algeti National Park, Georgian: algetis-erovnuli parci, algetis-erovnuli parksi), is a protected area located in Georgia’s southeast. It can be found in the Kvemo Kartli region, within the Municipality Tetritsqaro. It is approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Tbilisi, the nation’s capital.

Algeti National Park runs along the upper Algeti Valley on the woody southern slopes the eastern Trialeti Range.

The highest point is Mount Kldekari which stands at 2,000m above sea level. In 1965, the Soviet government established the park as a state reserve in order to protect the Caucasian Spruce & Nordmann Fir's eastern limits. It was made a national park in 2007.

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