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RULES FOR

VISITING KURŠIŲ NERIJA NATIONAL PARK

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

1. Kuršių Nerija National park (hereinafter referred to as the KNNP) is a protected area established in order to preserve, maintain and ensure sustainable use of the Lithuanian seaside landscape complex that has been deemed to be especially valuable in terms of natural, cultural and recreational perspective.

2. Rules for visiting KNNP (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) establish the procedures for visiting the KNNP for the sightseeing, recreational and other purposes not related to foresting or other economic activities, fishing, hunting, sailing in the Baltic Sea and in the Kuršių Nerija using sailing equipment.

3. Persons visiting KNNP (hereinafter referred to as the Visitors) shall comply with the Law on Protected Areas, Law on Environmental Protection, Law on Protection of Immovable Cultural Properties, Law on Forest, Law on Water, Law on Wild Vegetation, Law on Wildlife, Law on Protected Fauna, Floral and Fungi species, community and other legislations, as well as international regulations, KNNP provisions approved by the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania no. 308 of 19 of March 1999 on the Approval of the Kuršių Nerija Provisions and the KNNP protection regulation approved by the order of the Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania no. 439 of 10 of August 2002 on the Approval of the Kuršių Nerija National Park Protection Regulations, decisions of the local self-government (Neringa municipality and Klaipeda city) bodies in connection with the visiting of the KNNP, as well as other legislations and the requirements of the present Rules.

4. Concepts used within the present Rules correspond with the concepts defined in the Law on Forest, Law on Protected Areas, Law on Seaside strip, Law on Road Traffic Safety, KNNP protection regulations and other legislations.

 

II. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF KNNP VISITORS

 

5. KNNP visitors are entitled the right to:

5.1. Visit, rest, and familiarise with the nature and cultural heritage, use recreational resources in compliance with the requirements of the present Rules and other legislations;

5.2. Drive motor vehicles and animal-drawn transport along the side of the road with hard surface where traffic is permitted;

5.3. Park motor vehicles only in parking places specially marked with road signs for the said purpose;

5.4. Put up tents, stay in campers and movable houses only in specially equipped and marked places for the said purpose;

5.5. Pick mushrooms, fruit (berries, nuts, etc.), herbs and medicinal raw materials in compliance with the procedures of the use of wild agriculture resources;

5.6. Build fires only in specially designed and marked places for the said purpose, prior to notifying the on-duty officer of the automated aboveground forest fire monitoring system by the following phone no. 8 46 391148 or mobile phone no. 8 626 59826;

5.7. Walk and cycle within the territory of Nagliai and Grobstas nature reserves only on the specially designed pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as walk along the beach only on the wet part of the beach.

6. KNNP Visitors are obliged to:

6.1. Restrain themselves from littering during their stay at the camp site, as well as gather all of the municipal waste and discharge the said waste in municipal waste containers after leaving the camp site. In cases where there are no containers available, the visitors are obliged to take the said waste with them;

6.2. Deal with fire safely and in case of fire to immediately notify the respective authorities by using the single emergency phone no.: 112 or 8 46 3911488 626 59826;

6.3. Report the noticed cases of vandalism in respect of the objects of natural or cultural heritages, violations of the regime of the protected areas and any other violations to the officials of the administration of KNNP protected areas, other bodies and the police;

6.4. Carry out any legal requirements of the authorised officials of the State Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection Agency and State Service for Protected Territories, not to obstruct them in their performance of the Department of Environmental Protection and State Service for Protected Territories monitoring functions.

 

III. KNNP VISITING RESTRICTIONS

 

7. KNNP Visitors are prohibited to:

7.1. Drive, stop and leave motor vehicles on any other part of the road other than the hard surface, obstruct barriers and entrances to the forest;

7.2. Put up tents, stay in campers and movable houses outside specially designed and marked places for the said purpose;

7.3. Build fire, use open fire within residential land and outside specially designed and marked places for the said purpose;

7.4. Climb or descend the slope of the Parnidis dunes, dismantle the reinforcements of the dunes, damage or destroy the relief;

7.5. Litter and cause damage to the nature;

7.6. Damage, destroy or arbitrary move the recreational equipment, information signs, stands, boundary stones, barriers and fire protection equipment;

7.7. Take sand, shingle, pebbles from the KNNP territory for household purposes;

7.8. Visit Nagliai and Grobstas nature reserves, except the specially installed pedestrian and cycle paths or the wet part of the beach;

7.9. Disembark from the sailing equipment on the shore of the Kuršių lagoon, Nagliai or Grobštas nature reserves;

7.10. Smoke within the territory of Nagliai and Grobštas nature reserves;

7.11. Horseback outside specially designed tracks for horse tourism;

7.12. Feed the wildlife;

 

IV. LIABILITY FOR THE VIOLATION OF PRESENT RULES

 

8. The control of the procedures for visiting the KNNP is performed by the officers of the State Service for the Protected Territories of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as officers of the State Forestry, Department of Protection and other officers within the area of their competence.

9. Visitors in violation of the present Rules are liable in accordance with the procedures set forth by the Laws and other legislation of the Republic of Lithuania.

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9. Where can I rent bicycles on Curonian Spit and are there any bike tracks?

The national park has a special 51km long bike track


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