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RIZE - KACKAR MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK       


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The National Park located within the district bounda

ries of Camlihemsin of the province Rize is 16 km to Camlihemsin.

All valleys and Firtina River and Hemsin River are worth seeing. Zilkale Ruins in Firtina River is of great significance in terms of cultural values.

This region is the only place in Turkey where Rhodendrons rise up to 3000 m. There are glaciers, glacial lakes, glacial valleys and circus in this region.

The wide variety of fauna cover wolves, bears, pigs, chamois, deer, weasels, jackals and wild hens in Kackar Mountains.

Transhumance is also important in Kackar Mountains. The transhumance settlements which are well-known is Ayder Plateau and the thermal springs. There are recreational areas near Ayder Plateau. Moreover, you can enjoy trekking and mountain climbing facilities.

It is possible to accommodate in tents and caravans at the points allowed by the authorities in this region.