Before visiting the park
How to get there
Küre Mountains National Park is located within the provincial borders of Bartın and Kastamonu.
From Bartın city center, you can go to the national park via Arıt, Ulus, Amasra, and/or Kurucaşile. The distance between Bartın and Arıt, Ulus, Amasra, and Kurucaşile is 32, 37, 18 and 55 kilometers respectively.
From Kastamonu city center, you can go to the national park via Pınarbaşı, Azdavay, Şenpazar, and/or Cide. The distance between Kastamonu and Pınarbaşı, Azdavay, and Cide is 82, 77, and 130 kilometers.
National Park Entrances
Kurucaşile (Kapısuyu and Paşalılar), Center (Arıt/Çöme Boğazı), Ulus (Ulukaya and Aşağıçerçi), Pınarbaşı, Azdavay, Şenpazarı and Cide.
Ulus (Ulukaya), Pınarbaşı
According to a bylaw issued in 2006, “Groups of 12 and more than 12 people visiting the protected areas, and/or tourism agencies have to hire an area guide even though they have a guide in the group”. You can file a request for a local guide at the Küre Mountains National Park Directorate.
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Overnight stays in the park
There are no accommodation facilities within the national park. There are a plenty of choices in İnkumu, Amasra, Çakraz, Ulus towns of Bartın and Pınarbaşı, Cide and Azdavay towns of Kastamonu.
In Bartın, home hostels are available in KDMP Information Center in the Söğütlü village of Arıt, and Aşağıçerçi, Alıçlı, Köklü, Yukarıdere, Aşağıçamlı and Kozanlı villages of Ulus. The communication information of the hostels can be provided by the village administration.
It is forbidden:
- to engage in any activities that would harm the nature and wildlife in the national park;
- to collect and take out any material, such as wild animals, plants, flowers, saplings, flower bulbs, fruits, branches, roots, stones, soil etc;
- to stay in, camp or have a picnic outside the specially designated areas in Management Plan;
- to climb on the trees or the rocks, trespass and/or destroy the fences and the barriers, build any structure;
- to light a fire and carry explosives; to dump trash or waste materials.