Enjoying nature in a magical atmosphere
Level of difficulty: easy
The lawns and campgrounds of Hurshat Tal National Park cover 250 dunams (about 62 acres) of the total 700 dunams of this national park in the northern Hula Valley. Tents can be pitched in the overnight campsite, which also has bungalows and guest rooms.
A tributary of the Dan River crosses the park and fills a large pond suitable for swimming, with high water slides. Fishing is available at no extra charge beyond the entrance fee. Some 200 dunams (50 acres) at Hurshat Tal have been declared a nature reserve, mainly thanks to approximately 240 huge, centuries-old Tabor oaks. A colorful carpet of anemones and other wildflowers blooms here in the spring.
The overnight campgrounds is a great base for trips to the Galilee, the northern Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
How to get there:
On road 99 (northeast of Kiryat Shmona) about 5 km east of the Metsudot junction.
Length of tour: 2 hours- all day
Best season: year-round (swimming in summer; nature the rest of the year)
Don't miss: The oak trees, the fishing pond (all you can catch)
Other facilities and attractions: Guest rooms, bungalows, showers, picnic sites, snack-bar, lifeguard and water-slide in season.
Hours: April-October: 8 A.M.-5 P.M.
November-March: 8 A.M.-4 P.M.
Fridays and holidays: 8 A.M.-3 P.M.
Campground reception hours: 2 P.M.-11 P.M. Check-out: 12 noon (later departures: 50% of daily rate until 6 P.M.)
Last entry one hour before above closing hour
Phone: 04-694-2360; 04-694-2440
Fax / Email: 04-695-9360
Entrance fee: Adult: NIS 38; child up to 14: NIS 23 Senior citizens 50% discount
Group rate (over 30 people): Adult: NIS 34; child up to 14: NIS 21 Entrance to INPA subscribers: 50% of single entrance fee
Fee for overnight campgrounds (closed in winter)
Adult with own equipment: NIS 60 per adult; NIS 50 per child.
Bungalow on weekdays (4 people): NIS 350 per night
Bungalow Saturday/holiday: NIS 450 per night
Vacation cabin on weekdays (4 people): NIS 450 per night
Vacation cabin on Saturday/holidays: NIS 650 per night
Wooden cabin on weekdays: NIS 700 per night
Wooden cabin on Saturday/holiday: NIS 1000 per night
Israel Nature and Parks Authority Matmon club members are entitled to a 10% discount.
Payment for the overnight campground is from 2 P.M until 12 noon the next day.
Entrance to dogs: No dogs allowed