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Ceahlău National Park shelters a large variety of flora and fauna; some of the species are endemic or rarely seen elsewhere in Romania. The national park is centered around a great mountain showing beautiful limestone formations.

Apart from the national park, many legends revolve around the mountains. It is a significant area for the ancestors of the Romanian people.

Getting there

The closest airports are Iasi and Suceva. However, these are not major international airports. One of the easier ways to reach the park is to drive from Bucharest. The drive will take around 6 - 7 hours depending on the traffic.

When to visit

The most popular time to visit the national park is during summer. The weather can still be nice during spring and fall. The temperatur drops dramatically during winter. You should try to avoid the cold months in winter unless you are an experienced hiker/explorer.


Park website


Park size

290 km²

Park founded


Map of Ceahlău National Park

Image gallery of Ceahlău National Park

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Visitor/Information centres in Ceahlău National Park

Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.

Cabins & Shelters

This section lists some of the cabins and shelters for the national park. They can be great places to stay for the experience or as overnight stays on hikes.

Natural Sights

Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.

Mountains in Ceahlău National Park

This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.

Wildlife in Ceahlău National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Mushroom hunting in Ceahlău National Park

There is not a lot of information available about mushroom hunting in the national park. You should check with local authorities before going foraging in the national park. There are plenty of forest areas in the national park and this is usually a great starting point for hunting mushrooms.

Remember you should always be 100% sure of the ID on a mushroom. There are plenty of inedible and poisonous mushrooms in most countries.

Camping rules in Ceahlău National Park

You should stick to camping in designated areas. There are both commercial campsites available and campsites on the mountain. Just be sure to check with the local park authorities to find the camping areas.

Bears in Ceahlău National Park

Bears in Ceahlău National Park

Bears in the park

This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. Read the article on bears and seek information from local park authorities.