Water Outings in Israel

Despite its hot, dry climate, Israel is blessed with a surprising number of fresh-water springs and streams. Add the winter ponds and wetlands, plus the KKL-JNF-created reservoirs and desert oases to the mix, and you have plenty of water tours to choose from!

Ein Yardan

Ein Yardan

Northern Israel | Upper Galilee
In the Upper Galilee near the River Jordan is a peaceful corner where visitors can enjoy a tranquil moment at the water’s edge: Ein Yarda spring.

Naaman River

Naaman River

Northern Israel |  Western Galilee
Naaman River drains the Lower Galilee. Its two main channels are the Evlayim and the Hilazon streams, which are seasonal. However, the springs of the Naaman River are what provide the main channel of the river with great quantities of water, about 5,000 m3 per hour.

Hadera River Park

Hadera River Park

Central Israel |  Middle Coastal Plain
The Hadera River (Nahal Hadera) rises in the hills of Samaria, traverses the coastal plain and runs into the sea to the north of Givat Olga.
 

Italy Park - Alexander River

Italy Park - Alexander River

Central Israel |  Middle Coastal Plain
Israel's unique wildlife returns to this rehabilitated river: Italy Park – Alexander River is everything the residents of Central Israel could possibly wish for: an all-year-round river, nature, peace and quiet, open spaces and farmed fields.
 

Hula Lake Park

Hula Lake Park

Northern Israel | Upper Galilee
The place to watch thousands of migratory birds and birds of Israel! In the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee, KKL-JNF has developed an internationally acclaimed bird watching park.
 

Jordan Park - Jordan River

Jordan Park - Jordan River

Northern Israel | Lower Galilee
Jordan Park extends over an area of around 1,000 dunam (approx 250 acres) to the northeast of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), adjacent to the eastern channel of the Jordan River.

Beersheva River Park

Beersheva River Park

Southern Israel | Northern Negev
The Ecological Park of the Negev's Captial: A major restoration project has transformed the area, a former garbage dump, into a green park with flowers and recreational activities for the benefit of the people of Beersheva and its environs.

Nahal Besor

Nahal Besor

Southern Israel | Northern Negev
Nahal Besor is a trail in southern Israel that follows the 80 km Nahal HaBesor stream-bed. The trail traverses a nature reserve encompassing badlands that flower at the end of winter, wildlife, nature pools, archaeological sites and vegetation, and passes reservoirs and pools constructed by KKL-JNF.

Gerarr River

Gerarr River

Southern Israel | Northern Negev
The Gerar River (Nahal Grar) is the main tributary of the Besor River (Nahal HaBesor), the park is situated in the Gerar River gully between the towns of Netivot and Ofakim, and the area is planted with tamarisk, eucalyptus, olive and carob trees.

Harod River Park

Harod River Park

Northern Israel | Lower Galilee
Bird watching, river walks, splendid archeological sites and a water park: You can find all these along the Harod River right here in Israel

Golda Meir Lake Park

Golda Meir Lake Park

Southern Israel |Northern Negev
A Blue Lake in an oasis: In the heart of the desert, in the Negev hills, on the banks of Revivim River, KKL-JNF created an impressive recreation site with a lake, green lawns, picnic areas and a scenic lookout.