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Dzūkija National Park - a national park in Dzūkija, Lithuania, was established in 1991 in order to preserve the pine forests, the landscape, and the villages of the region. The area encompasses 584.53 square kilometers on the banks of the Nemunas River.

The park is the largest protected area in Lithuania. It belongs to both the Association of Baltic National Parks and the Federation of European National Parks.

Getting there

The easiest way to get to the national park is by car. The drive from Vilnius is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can find plenty of international flights going to Vilnius from most larger cities in Europe.

When to visit

The national park has something for you to do in every season. The most popular season is summer but there is plenty to do in the other seasons. Winter gets quite cold and you should be properly prepared if you are visiting the park during this time.


Park website


Park size

585 km²

Park founded


Map of Dzūkija National Park

Image gallery of Dzūkija National Park

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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.

Wildlife in Dzūkija National Park

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

Mushroom hunting in Dzūkija National Park

Mushroom hunting is generally very popular in the Baltic region. The most popular season is late summer and fall and the locals flock to the forests to hunt for edible mushrooms. Be aware that some parts of national parks are considered restricted areas and you cannot forage in these areas. Make sure to check with local authorities before going foraging.

Camping rules in Dzūkija National Park

Wild camping is generally allowed in the Baltic region and you will therefore be able to find plenty of places to pitch your tent. There are some restricted areas of national parks and you should make sure not to camp in these. Make sure to run your plans by the local authorities.

Bears in Dzūkija National Park

Bears in Dzūkija National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.