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  • Visits to protected areas 4
    • 1.

      Why is it not possible to visit some protected areas in April-August?

      Visits to nature reserves and other areas of special natural value are prohibited from 1 April. until August 1, because at that time many vital processes take place in nature - the migration of birds, the breeding of juveniles, etc., so any disturbance can have a particularly negative impact on the natural environment.

      Exceptional cases of permitted agricultural or forestry work, nature reserve management work, research work, state control of environmental protection, control of protected areas, visits and / or operation of structures in these areas, as well as cases of natural disasters ( storms, fires, pests and disease outbreaks).

      When traveling to protected areas in the spring, always check with your protected area directorate or the State Service for Protected Areas.

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 2.

      Is it mandatory to buy a protected area visitor's ticket?

      Since 2015 Introduced on 15 May in 4 national and 28 regional parks, a voluntary state park visitor ticket for ecologically minded people who care about nature and landscape values can contribute to the protection of protected areas. The protected area visitor's ticket is voluntary.

      However, we are always grateful to visitors who, by purchasing a visitor’s ticket, express their acceptance and desire to ensure the protection, management, installation, maintenance and renewal of infrastructure for visitors in protected areas.

      More information about the protected areas visitor's ticket - http://www.vstt.lt/VI/index.php#a/2630

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 3.

      Is it possible to set up tents in the park? Is it possible to burn bonfires in the park?

      It is possible to set up a tent in protected areas only in the places that are officially specified in the management documents of protected areas. They provide information on existing and forthcoming campsites, so it is advisable to call the management of the park in which they are located first.

      Fireplaces in protected areas may be fired only in specially equipped and marked places (campsites, rest areas, campsites), as provided for in the relevant territorial planning documents.

      It is also necessary to be aware that the incineration of looted, collected grasses, reeds, tree leaves, straw, agricultural and horticultural waste is prohibited in forests, wetlands, peatlands, places closer than 100 meters to the forest, as well as in cities and towns.

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 4.

      Where can I find information on access to protected areas?

      All relevant information is available to visitors on the websites of the protected areas directorates, the addresses of which can be found at http://www.vstt.lt/VI/index.php#r/46. Also on the website - https://pamatyklietuvoje.lt/parkai. Almost all state parks and state reserves have visitor centers where it is best to start exploring protected areas and plan your trip. The visitor centers provide information on the natural and cultural heritage values ​​of protected areas, places of interest, and the possibility of cognitive tourism and recreation. The centers organize natural and cultural events, seminars, and permanent interactive expositions. 2015 In Vilnius, Antakalnio str. 25 The National Visitor Center for Protected Areas was opened. It is a gateway to protected areas, after which it is possible to get acquainted not only with the protected areas of Lithuania, but also with the protected areas of the world.

      Protected areas are suitable for visiting - an outdoor information system (arrows, information stands, etc.), cognitive infrastructure, observation towers are installed. Specialists of the protected areas directorates try to ensure that the outdoor information system is constantly maintained, tidy and allows visitors to get to know the protected areas, but there are cases when visitors themselves damage the infrastructure, which is expensive to restore and poses a risk to other visitors.

      Updated: 2020 04 11