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Taninim Stream Nature Reserve


Created Doron Nissim
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Meet Taninim Stream Nature Reserve

Taninim Stream Nature Reserve, A wonderful coastal waterscape

Points of interest

The Taninim Stream Nature Reserve, on the northern coastal plain, contains two main focal points: a sparkling stream – the last remnant of the region’s coastal waterways – and a dam from the Late Roman-Byzantine period that created an approximately 6,000 dunam (1,500 acre) lake. The region’s ancient inhabitants built the dam to raise by 3 meters the level of the Taninim Stream, which flows at 3 meters above sea level, so it could be channeled to Caesarea. Another dam, about 2 kilometers north of the reserve, blocks off the valley from the north. A lake was formed in the Kebara Valley between the dams and Mount Carmel, which became the starting point for Caesarea’s Low Aqueduct. The abundance of water led to the construction of water-operated flour mills in the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. A Byzantine-era vertical paddlewheel was found there of a type otherwise known in this country only from the Crusader period.

The stream was named Taninim – Hebrew for crocodiles – because these reptiles inhabited the nearby Kebara swamps until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Taninim Stream Nature Reserve

Useful Information
Opening Hours

                                        Reserve entrance closes one hour before cited closing time                                    
Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
Contact us
Phone: ‎04-6265151 Fax: ‎04-6265152 Instagram of Nature and Parks Authority
Entrance For Dogs

Forbidden


Files to download
Getting there
​How to get there

The entrance to the reserve is from the old Haifa-Tel Aviv road (no. 4) crossing the bridge over the coastal highway westward toward Bet Hananya.


In Waze, type: Taninim Stream Nature Reserve
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Taninim Stream
Type Fee
Adult ₪ 22.00
Child ₪ 9.00
Adult in group ₪ 19.00
Child in group ₪ 8.00
Student ₪ 19.00
Israeli senior citizen ₪ 11.00
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