Tourism Notifications – Northern Israel

Hula Lake - Opening Hours and Updates

With the 2023 standard time starting on October 29, the new opening hours at the lake are:

Entrance to the site until 16:00. Site closes 17:30.

Hosen Recreation Area - Closure of the Car Park

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

Keren HaCarmel Forest

  • The public restrooms at the recreation area are closed until further notice.
  • The Nesher Park closed due to works expected to last about two months.

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 - the Har Betah and Ga'aton Recreation Areas

Both recreation areas are closed until further notice.

Goren Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice. Mobile restrooms are available for visitors.

Adamit Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice. Mobile restrooms are available at the site.

Biriya Forest – Reconstruction Works at the Synagogue

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

Biriya Forest – Closure of the Restrooms at the Biriya Fortress

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

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

Zavit Cave

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.
The Israeli law protects the bats, stalactites, stalagmites and salamanders who live in the cave, and any harm caused to them is an offence.
KKL-JNF in collaboration with other nature preservation and cave research organization has started the process of ecological rehabilitation of the cave. The cave is open for visitors every year from June 15 to October 31.

Jordan Park

The park is closed to visitors until further notice.

Dvora Mountain - Recreation Area Closure

On April 23, the Dvora Mountain Recreation Area will close down due to development work.

Ein Alwa Closure

On May 7, Ein Alwa will be closed to visitors until further notice due to works.

Na'aman Stream Trail

The trail is closed due to hazard removal works. An announcement will be posted once the trail re-opens.

Meron Mountain

Starting July 4, the Meron Mountain recreation area will be closed due to works until further notice.

Ein Jezereel - Closure of the Accessible Compound

The accessible compound at Ein Jezereel is closed due to a collapsed tree. The compound is marked with a tape. The rest of the recreation area is open to the public.

Slovania Grove - Bunkers Recreation Area

Due to floods, the recreation area is closed until further notice.

Tchelet Valley Park - Updated Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 7:30-17:45

Friday: 7:30-15:45

Saturday: 7:30-17:45

Tchelet Valley and Biriya Fortress Closure

Due to the current security threats, the site is closed until further notice.

Biriya Landscape Road Section Closure

Due to road works, the Hatzor-Amoka section is closed until further notice.

Meron Landscape Road Closure

Due to IDF vehicle traffic, the road is closed until further notice..

Beit Keshet Landscape Road - Temporary Closure

The road leading from Nof HaGalil-TAAS to the Churchill recreation area will be closed for about two months, due to works

Naftali Mountains

Landscape Road Closure
The Naftali Mountains landscape road (in the section between Yiftach to Tel Chai) is closed.

Single Closure
The Naftali Mountains single is closed, and passage through the Nebi Yoshea are is forbidden.

Climbing Sites Closure
The climbing sites at the Naftali Mountains area are closed.

Ha'ela Recreation Area
Travelers should note that there is no active water source in the area.

Palmach Trail
Due to safety hazards, the trail is closed to travelers.

Birya-Hatzor Landscpe Road

Due to works, the section is closed.

Closed Recreation Areas - Western Galilee

Due to upgrade works, the following recreation areas will be closed: Mitlol Tzurim in Tefen, Shluha (Hof Carmel Forest), and the Ne'eman Trail.

Nesher Park Forest

The forest is closed due to works expected to last about two months.

Sha'ar HaCarmel Recreation Area

Due to a water pipe malfunction, no water are currently available in the recreation area.

Bokrim-Slovania Grove Recreation Area

Due to recent heavy rains, the recreation area is flooded and closed to visitors.

Mishmar HaEmek Forest

Due to forest works, the asphalt road from Shulamit stream to Hirbet Ras will be occasionally closed during workdays.

Switzerland Forest

The Kastenbaum recreation area will be closed from January 8 for about a month, due to works.

Kiryat Ata Landscape Road

The road is closed from the section starting at the Givat Tal section.