Tourism Notifications – Northern Israel

The Hula Lake is Open for Visitors

Due to the recent outbreak of bird flu, and as we wish to protect the health of both our visitors and the lake's fauna, please follow these guidelines while visiting the park:
Sterilize your shoes when entering and leaving the park.
Do not wander off the park's marked trails.
Do not bring food or eat within the park's compound.
Cycling and driving all kinds of vehicles are not allowed in the park's compound.
Do not approach or touch any wounded or dead animal or bird.
Do not touch and do not collect feathers.
Under Israel's Ministry of Agriculture order, poultry coop workers are not allowed in the park.
If you have encountered wounded or dead animals or birds during your visit in the park, report immediately to the park's staff, either by phone (0535817140) or directly to one of the of the park's guides.
 
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
Friday and Saturday, 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
 
Opening Hours during the Shavuot holiday
Saturday, June 4th 2022: 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
Sunday, June 5th 2022: 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.

 
(Updated May 8th, 2022)

Baram Forest - Closure of the Mifgash Nehalim Site

Due to roadworks, the site will be closed to visitors from May 15th to May 19th.
(Updated May 12th, 2022)

Hosen Parking - Closure of the Car Park

Located near the graveyard of Moshav Hosen in western Galilee - the car park closed down.

Nahal Grar Car Park

The Nahal Grar car park will be closed to visitors in the coming two weeks due to forestry works. The car park will be open for visitors on Fridays and Saturdays.

Asam-Porat Car Parks Closure

The Asam-Porat car parks on road 70, between the Eliakim junction and Yokne'am, will be closed from May 22nd until further notice, due to expansion roadworks on road 6. The public can arrive at Sha'ar HaCarmel car parks on road 672, north of Eliakim.

Hof Hacarmel - Closure of the Public Restrooms at Sha'ar HaCarmel Car Park

The public restrooms the car park are closed until further notice.

Hof HaCarmel Forest – Closure of the Public restrooms at the Ofer Tower

The public restrooms at the Ofer tower are closed until further notice.

Cabri Ga'aton Forest - Har Betah Car Park

The car park closed down.

Cabri Ga'aton Forest - Ga'aton Car Park

The car park is closed until further notice.

Switzerland Forest – Closure of Road Sections in the Large Birdwatching Station of Derekh Nof

Due to works on the large birdwatching station of Derekh Nof in Switzerland Forest, the following road sections will be closed:
1. The road from the Oren Shaul birdwatching station to the first square will be open, but from this point, the road north will be closed.
2. The way from the Poriya Hospital helicopter landing to the forest will be blocked.
3. Coming from Tiberias (from the north), driving will be possible up to the first square. From this point, the road south to the hostel will be closed.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Update: the road will close for both vehicles and pedestrians until further notice.
(Updated March 9th, 2022)

Tzipori Forest

Due to polluting sewage that washed into the Tzipori stream, the public is advised to avoid contact and keep a distance from the stream's water.

Goren Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice.

Adamit Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice.

Orvim Park – Active Recreation Facilities are Out of Order

The use of active recreation facilities in the park is forbidden due to safety hazards. The facilities are out of order until further notice.

Ein Sarona

The site is closed until further notice.
(Updated July 7th, 2020)

Closure of the Palsar-7 Car Park

From May 22nd, the Palsar-7 car park will be closed due to upgrade and development works. It is expected to reopen with the conclusion of the work on May 30th. An announcement will be made in the case of earlier opening.

(Updated May 19th, 2022)

Hula Lake - Open for Visitors!

Due to the recent outbreak of bird flu, and as we wish to protect the health of both our visitors and the lake's fauna, please follow these guidelines while visiting the park:
Sterilize your shoes when entering and leaving the park.
Do not wander off the park's marked trails.
Do not bring food or eat within the park's compound.
Cycling and driving all kinds of vehicles are not allowed in the park's compound.
Do not approach or touch any wounded or dead animal or bird.
Do not touch and do not collect feathers.
Under Israel's Ministry of Agriculture order, poultry coop workers are not allowed in the park.
If you have encountered wounded or dead animals or birds during your visit in the park, report immediately to the park's staff, either by phone (0535817140) or directly to one of the of the park's guides.
 
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
Friday and Saturday, 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
 
Opening Hours during the Shavuot holiday
Saturday, June 4th 2022: 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.
Sunday, June 5th 2022: 06:30-17:30, visitors should leave the site no later than 19:00.

 
(Updated May 8th, 2022)

Hula Lake - Opening Hours in Shavuot

On Saturday, June 4th 2022, the lake will be open for visitors from 6:30 to 17:30. Visitors are required to leave no later than 19:00.

On Sunday, June 5th 2022, the lake will be open for visitors from 6:30 to 17:30. Visitors are required to leave no later than 19:00.

Biriya Forest – Reconstruction Works at the Synagogue

Reconstruction works are held at the Nabratein synagogue in the forest.

Ein Poriya - Closure of the Gates at the Mango Orchard

The mango orchard on the road leading to Ein Poriya will be closed to vehicle passage for three months starting Friday, June 28. Passage on foot will be allowed for travelers.

The Zavit Cave Opens on July 20

The Zavit Cave at the Upper Galilee is a unique natural phenomenon, with amazing corals, stalactites and stalagmites that keep developing to this very day. The cave is known as the "Salamander Cave" due to the increased presence of salamanders in it.
Other than the salamanders, the cave also hosts four different species of bats, who reproduce within the cave and go finding food outside at night.
In the past few years, many travelers have visited the cave, unintentionally damaging its natural structure and fauna.
Law of nature preservations protects the bats, stalactites, stalagmites and salamanders who live in the cave, and any harm caused to them is an offence.
 

Ma'ale Gilboa Single Closed

The Ma'ale Gilboa cycling single is closed due to works until further notice.

Biriya Forest – Closure of the Restrooms at the Biriya Fortress

The restrooms at the Biriya Fortress are closed until further notice.