Danube-Drava National Park
The foundation of the park began with a parliamentary resolution in 1991 and it was inaugurated in April 1996 with the union of several other areas previously declared as protected. The National Park is located between the mouth of the rivers Danube and Sió, the country border and the river Drava. It covers an area of about 50,000 hectares. The area of operation of the Danube-Drava National Park Directorate covers the entire territory of Baranya and Tolna counties, Somogy county (except for the southern shore of Lake Balaton), and to a lesser extent Fejér and Bács-Kiskun counties. The national park has six territorial units: Gemenc, Béda-Karapancsa, Drava plain, Barcs Juniper woodland, Lankóczi forest, Zákány-Őrtilos area; and can be divided into five landscape protection areas: Boronka-Melléki Landscape Protection Area, Southern Mezőföld Landscape Protection Area, East-Mecsek Landscape Protection Area, Western Mecsek Landscape Protection Area and Zselic Landscape Protection Area.
The staff of the Danube-Drava National Park Directorate will help you discover this mysterious region, the special flora and fauna, in every season with a number of presentation places (e.g. Drava Gate Visitor’s Centre)), programs, educational trails, camps, lectures and guided tours.