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Pripyatsky National Park is a natural reserve in Gomel Oblast, Belarus. The park takes its name from the River Pripyat.


Pripyat River in Belarus

It was founded in 1996 for preservation of natural landscapes around the Pripyat River from which it takes its name. Much of the park's area is occupied by turf swamps.

Pripyatsky National Park is home to 51 species of mammals, including elk, wild boar, red deer, European badger, and Eurasian lynx. In 1987, bison were relocated to the territory. The other fauna of the park includes 11 species of amphibians, 7 species of reptiles, 37 species of fish, and 246 species of birds. The flora includes more than 950 species of vascular plants and 196 species of mosses. More than 500 hectares are occupied by cranberry thickets. Forests cover more than 85% of its territory (the most common are pine , oak , birch), about 500 hectares are occupied by the water surface of flood lakes.

The national park is located in the flooded floodplain of the Pripyat basin. The area is characterized by high swampiness, during floods up to 70% of the territory of the national park can be flooded.

The Pripyat National Park is a dense network of large and small tributaries of the Pripyat River and numerous reclamation channels that were created during the Western Expedition to drain the Polesie swamps at the end of the 19th century.

The office is located in a.y. Lyaskovichi (24 km west of Petrikov, 22 km from the Koptsevichi railway station (on the Luninets - Kalinkovichi line), 214 km from Gomel).

Get in


It is 350 km east of Brest and 250 km south of Minsk , south of the Brest - Bryansk highway.

Buses and route taxis run from Minsk from the bus station.

There is a railway station in the town of Zhitkovichi, 25 km north of Turov.

Get around



  • Nature Museum. A collection dedicated to the local nature and ethnography.


  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Hunting







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