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Old 11-13-2008, 12:28 PM
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Default Ilgaz Mountain National Park

Ilgaz Mountain National Park
NATIONAL PARKS

Location: The park is 45km in the south of Kastamonu, and 200km north of Ankara, and lies in the Central Anatolian region.

Transportation: The park can be accessed from the Cankiri Kastamonu highway.

Highlights: The Northern Anatolian fault line, which is the longest and most active in Turkey, passes through the southern foot of Ilgaz Mountain. The dominant species of flora are the black pine, Scotch pine and fir tree, and cover almost all of the mountain. The high annual rainfall, plus the large amount of plant cover, has made this an area with much wildlife, including roe deer, wild boar, wolves, bears and foxes. There is also the possibility of skiing here in the winter, and has the nearest facilities to Ankara.

Facilities: In addition to skiing, it is also possible to trek and camp, and visitors are allowed to fish in the trout farm and ponds in Baldiran Valley between 15 June and 15 September, as well as buying fish from the farm. There is a hotel, an administrative museum, an educational establishment, and ski lift for winter sports.
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