The Museum of Forest and Rafting – Ozirtse (Wild Lake)

Nature Trails
  • Complexity

  • Length

    4 km
  • Duration

    1,5 - 2 hours
  • Museum of Forest and Rafting


    The route starts from the historical monument – the Museum of Forest and Rafting, the history of which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. At that time, Austrian engineers built a dam in Sokolovets tract on the Black River, which was used to raft the forest to Tysa. The forest was rafted using this dangerous method for almost a hundred years, until 1954.


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  • Mountain Stream


    Tasty mountain water will give you more strength, and satisfy thirst. But do not rush, and look around from the local bridge. Listen to the silence permeated by the singing of birds against the monotonous murmur of water.


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  • Well


    Continuing your trip, and walking one kilometer, the path will take you to the highway, but the vehicles can be seen here very rarely. When you hit the road, you will see many panoramas and beautiful landscapes – a thick wall of young spruce forest, and a particularly beautiful view of Kamianka mountain.


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  • Wild Lake (Ozirtse)


    It is hidden among the mountain peace and silence, which is broken only by the singing of birds. Probably, that’s why people come here – to feel the pleasure of nature. There is an observation deck on the lake. Nearby, there is a table and benches where you can sit, relax, and have lunch after the trip. There is also a place to start a fire.


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The following is prohibited on the territory of the national park

Deviation from the route.

Damage of natural objects.

Starting fires in places not designated for this purpose; smoking when passing through the forests.

Felling and damage of trees, plucking flowers, and collecting medical plants.

Hunting animals, and destruction of their habitats.

Any way of fishing.

Carry firearms.

Littering the territory; making noise.

Report to the Ministry of Emergencies About Your Trip to the Mountains

Report to the Ministry of Emergencies before you go on a trip, so that rescuers can find you quickly, and in time if something happens. This requires only two steps:

  • Fill out the online form

    Fill in the online form to inform the mountain search and rescue units about your planned trips to the mountains.

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  • Save the rescue units’ contacts

    Put down the contacts of the mountain search and rescue units of the area in which you are going to travel to your mobile phone.

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