Best national parks in Poland

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Explore the most popular national parks in Poland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best national parks (23)
#1 - Tatra National Park
Lesser Poland (Malopolskie), Poland
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Tatra National Park, located on the Slovakian border, is Poland's most popular national park. Its stunning alpine views, extensive network of trails, and rich diversity of wildlife attract millions of visitors each year. The park is home to chamois, marmots, bears, wolves, and more. The cable railway on Kasprowy Wierch is another popular attraction for visitors. The park is also home to the largest mountain in Poland, Rysy. The nearest town for lodging and restaurants is Zakopane.Show more
#2 - Babia Góra National Park
Lesser Poland (Malopolskie), Poland
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Babia Góra National Park is located in Poland's second highest mountain range, the Beskid Żywiecki. The peak of Babia Góra is the second highest in the country and is the main feature of the park. The park is one of the country's most popular due to its great network of hiking, biking, and skiing trails. The park's diverse terrain makes it home to many different species of wildlife, including deer, wolves, bear, and lynx.Show more
#3 - Bieszczady National Park
Subcarpathian (Podkarpackie), Poland
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Bieszczady National Park is located in southern Poland and is one of the country's largest national parks. It features mountainous pastures, high peaks, an abundance of large wildlife, and an extensive network of trails. The park is home to wolves, bears, lynx, and the country's second largest population of bison. The Podkarpackie Wooden Architecture Trail takes visitors by monuments remembering locals who were displaced during the 1940s. The park is a part of the East Carpathian International Biosphere Reserve. Show more
#4 - Wolin National Park
Poland
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Wolin National Park, located on Wolin Island near the German border, features panoramic ocean views, an extensive network of trails, and a rich cultural history. The area was once inhabited by vikings and also played a role in World War II. The park is home to the highest cliff shore in all of Poland, as well as nine lakes within the park's boundary. Although the park is mostly covered in forest, there are also areas alongside cliffs and beaches. The region is a particularly good spot for wildlife viewing, as visitors often see seals and dolphins in addition to the large populations of bird species. There is also a European Bison Showcase Enclosure and. a Centre of Slavs and Vikings for those interested in the area's history.Show more
#5 - Pieniny National Park
Lesser Poland (Malopolskie), Poland
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Pieniny National Park, located on the Slovakian border, is known for its fantastic hiking trails, rafting opportunities, beautiful viewpoints, and historic landmarks. As one of the most popular national parks in Poland, the park features the beautiful Dunajec River Gorge, the Three Crowns, and Czorsztyn Castle. Visitors can take a rafting trip along the rocky cliffs of the Dunajec River or follow alongside its banks on the Pieniny Trail.Show more
#6 - Karkonosze National Park
Lower Silesian (Dolnoslaskie), Poland
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Karkonosze National Park is located in southwestern Poland along the Czech border. The landscape consists of glacial kettles, which are depressions leftover from retreating glaciers that are filled with water and littered with boulders. Visitors can enjoy a meal at the top of Śnieżka, the highest peak in the Karkonosze, or enjoy the incredible views from the summit of Szrenica. The park features a great network of hiking trails with many opportunities to spot wildlife. Show more
#7 - Stołowe Mountains National Park
Lower Silesian (Dolnoslaskie), Poland
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Located in southwest Kłodzko, Stołowe Mountains National Park (Gór Stołowych) is known for its rocky labyrinths that were created by eroding sandstone. A couple of the most popular rock features are Szczeliniec Wielkl and Błędne Skały. The park's extensive network of hiking trails are a great way to explore the park's unique rocky features, wildlife viewing opportunities, and fantastic viewpoints. Show more
#8 - Magura National Park
Subcarpathian (Podkarpackie), Poland
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Magura National Park, located in southern Poland, is known for its abundance of plant and animal species, large rocky features, caves, and more. Most of the park is covered in dense beech and pine forests. One of the park's largest features is Devil's Rock in Krzesławice. The rock is 55 metres long and is the topic of many old local stories and legends. Many visitors also come to explore Mroczna Cave, which extends 200 metres into the depths of the rocks. The area also features a great system of trails for hiking and biking, which is the best way to explore everything that Magura National Park has to offer.Show more
#9 - Gorce National Park
Lesser Poland (Malopolskie), Poland
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Gorce National Park in Poland is situated in the Gorce Mountains, which are a part of the Western Beskids. It is home to spruce, beech and fir forests, caves, small creeks, and tall peaks. Visitors have incredible views of the Tatra, Pieniny, and Beskid mountain ranges. Almost the entire park is covered in forest, making it home to many different species of plant and animal life, including bears and wolves. One of the park's main attractions is the Jaworzyna Kamienicka glade, located on the second-highest peak in the Gorce region and featuring the beautiful Bulanda Chapel. Show more
#10 - Kampinoski Park Narodowy
Masovian (Mazowieckie), Poland
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Located just outside Warsaw, Kampinos National Park is home to the largest range of inland dunes in all of Europe. Surrounding the dunes are marshlands, which make up the habitats of moose, beavers, badgers, foxes, and many bird species as well. In addition to its abundance of wildlife, the park also features an extensive network of hiking and biking trails. Show more
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