Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park

Caras-Severin (County), Romania

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About Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park

Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park has a total area of 368 km2 (~142 sq mi) and is located in the Caras-Severin County in the far south west of Romania. It is a mountainous area, lying in the south of the Anina Mountains, and its landscapes consist of peaks, cirques, crevasses, valleys, caves, canyons and waterfalls, making for spectacular scenery.


The climate is classed as temperate continental with mild winters and warm summers. There is a high annual rainfall, ensuring lush Mediterranean vegetation.

Fauna and Flora

There is a wealth of flora, with over 1,086 species identified so far, including a significant number of rare and endemic species.

Reptiles found include the horned viper and European green lizard. Bird species include the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Barn owl, Eurasian Crag Martin, Alpine Swift, Black-eared Wheatear, Red-rumped swallow and rock bunting. Mammals include the brown bear, the gray wolf, the wildcat and the lynx.


Activities possible within the park include horse-riding, rafting on the Nera River (spring and beginning of summer only), cycling, mountaineering, canyoning in gorges with waterfalls, bow target shooting and hiking along a range of marked trails of a variety of lengths and difficulties.

Tiroliana is another activity: crossing gaps in the landscape using double ropes, pulleys and a braking climbing rope.

There are also boat trips on the river and lake within the park.


Access for vehicles and visitors alike is only allowed on designated marked routes. Horned vipers are poisonous and stout footwear should be worn to protect against bites. Camping is only allowed on designated sites.

Rock Climbing
Landscape Photography
Horse Riding
White Water Rafting
Mountain Biking
Guided Tours
Caras-Severin (County), Romania
Latitude: 44.95581, Longitude: 21.887801