Kuršių Nerija National Park is one of the five national parks in Lithuania. It was established in 1991 to protect the unique ecosystems of the Curonian Spit and Curonian Lagoon.
Kuršių Nerija National Park is protected by the state, under the Lithuanian law of Protected Areas. Since 1997 it is a member of EUROPARC Federation. The Park has Category II in the classification of the IUCN.
When to visit
The coast can be a rough place in the colder seasons. It should not stop you if you have the right equipment. It's a very popular place during summer and sees lots of visitors.
Map of Curonian Spit National Park
Image gallery of Curonian Spit National Park
Visitor/Information centres in Curonian Spit 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.
Mushroom hunting in Curonian Spit National Park
The national park is generally not known for good mushroom hunting opportunities. There could be some opportunities in fall when walking in the forest areas. Be sure to check with the local authorities before foraging in the park.
Camping rules in Curonian Spit National Park
There are plenty of camping sites available in the national park. Choose one of the designated areas or find a paid camping site. Make sure you have permission to stay before pitching a tent or camping.