Zyuratkul is one of the largest eco parks in Russia. It is located in the southern part of Satka district, Chelyabinsk region, 200 km west of the regional center of Chelyabinsk. The park was established in 1993. Its territory covers the most mountainous part of the South Urals and stretches from the north to the south for 49 km, from the west to the east – for 28 km. The park area is 88,249 ha.
The national park got its name from the high mountainous lake Zyuratkul, the only one on the western slope of the South Urals (724 m above sea level) and one of the mountain ranges whose pronounced woodless peak can be easily observed from Chelyabinsk-Ufa roadway.
The main natural axes of the park are the mountain ranges crossing it from the north-east to the south-west: Urenga, Yagodny, Nurgush, Moskal, Bolshaya Suka. The ranges are divided by the valleys with multiple streams and rivers. The park is located on the watershed dividing line: in the south-west the basic water drain line is the river Yuryuzan, in the north-east – the river Malaya Satka and the lake Zyuratkul.
The park boasts a unique diversity of plants and animals. It is rich in inimitable natural sites, historical, archaeological and hydro technical artifacts. Excursions to this site of the South Urals are arranged all year round. The park has developed hiking and water routes starting in towns and villages where the park possesses tourist bases. All the routes have forest huts.
Website at: www.zuratkul.ru
Address: Sovetskaya street, 15, Satka, Chelyabinsk Region, Russian Federation, 456910
Phone: +7 (35161) 4-29-01, (35161) 4-27-98
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