The Kintrishi National Park is a protected landscape in Kobuleti Municipality, Adjara, Western Georgia, located at the gorge of the Kintrishi River and was established in 2007.
Kintrishi Protected Areas include Kintrishi National Park and Kintrishi Strict Nature Reserve which was first established in 1959.
The Kintrishi Protected Areas were established to preserve unique flora and fauna and famous Colchian willow trees. Archeological excavations revealed pre-Christian monuments in this areas.
The closest major city is Batumi and you can reach the park in about 2 hours from there. Most visitors to Georgia fly to Tbilisi and the drive from here is longer. It will take you around 6 hours or more to reach the park by car. There are options for public transport. However, they are slow and can be difficult to navigate.
The better option is to go by car.
When to visit
The national park is mot popular during the warmer seasons. The temperatures are generally quite warm and you do not need to be as prepared compared to the colder months. Winters can be harsh in Georgia and you should be properly prepared if visiting during this season.
Map of Kintrishi National Park
Image gallery of Kintrishi National Park
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 Kintrishi National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Kintrishi National Park
Mushroom hunting is popular in the region and you will se plenty of locals foraging. There is not a lot of available information on mushroom hunting in Georgia and you should therefore speak to local authorities about your plans to forage. National parks often have more restrictions than other areas as they are protected.
Be sure get a local guide or familiarize yourself with the mushrooms in the region.
Camping rules in Kintrishi National Park
Wild camping is legal and it is a popular activity in Georgia. There are plenty of remote places to wild camp with beautiful surroundings. Be sure to check with local authorities regarding the specific area in which you are looking to wild camp. They will be able to tell you more about the local area and wildlife. Always make sure to leave no trace when camping.
Bears in Kintrishi National Park
Few bears in the park
This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. It is however unlikely that you will come across a bear.