Hula Nature Reserve

 
 

The Hula Nature Reserve is a site of world-wide importance for water birds and is a most important wet habitat in the Middle East

The floating bridge at the Hula Nature Reserve

 

Principal Points of Interest

The lake - the restored lake is a tiny remnant of the historic Hula Lake.  This lake is an important attraction for water birds, which can be viewed from the floating bridge.

The marsh - a shallow area at the edge of the lake, where papyrus and the common reed grow in profusion.  The marsh area serves as a hiding place for a range of animals.

Observation tower - a three-storey tower is one of the principal attractions along the walking trail in the reserve  The tower gives a view of the marsh and the lake, enabling bird watchers to observe the activities of the migrating birds who winter in the region.

The floating bridge - a platform about 600 m. long, built like a long covered bridge, providing a concealed observation platform (hide) over the lake.

Water buffalo - within the reserve lives a herd of water buffalo (Jammus).  The water buffalo herd in the Hula nature reserve is currently the largest in Israel.

Fallow deer - a view of a fenced-in area, in which lives a small herd of Persian fallow deer (Dama Mesopotamica).

The Euphoria Visitors Center - a new and sophisticated visitors' center inaugurated in 2006.  The center provides an interactive presentation, displaying to visitors the fascinating story of the Hula Nature Reserve and its fauna and flora, particularly the story of the migrating birds.   The presentation consists of a 3-dimensional video, giving viewers a unique multi-sensual experience:

Garden shelter for rare water plants - within the reserve there is a garden shelter for rare water plants which typified the Hula region before it was drained.  A few of the species on the site are endangered in Israel, and the garden shelter makes it possible to restore the population of these plants and return them to the wild.

 

the Observation tower at the Hula Nature Reserve

 


Scenic Lookout Points:

Observation tower - a three-storey tower that is one of the principal attractions along the walking trail in the reserve.  The tower overlooks the marsh and the lake, enabling bird watchers to observe the activities of the migrating birds who winter in the region.

Bird-watching hide on the floating bridge - to observe the birds on the lake.

Hula Valley lookout point - this lookout is at the entrance to the reserve, enabling a view of the reserve and its immediate vicinity - the Hula Valley, the Hills of Naftali and the slopes of the Golan and Mount Hermon. 


Accessibility

 

In the Hula Nature Reserve adaptations to make the site accessible to people with disabilities are being made. Adaptations currently in place include:

  • Parking
  • a floating bridge
  • restroom facilities
  • a visitor center
  • entrance area
  • wooded picnic area

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