Weekend outside the air conditioners: The people of Israel once again went for a walk around the country

The Nature and Parks Authority asks the traveling public to be careful due to the heavy heat load expected this week in many areas of the country

Performances at Yarkon Tel Afek National Park. Photo by Sharon Golan Hershkovitz, RTG

Even this hot weekend, the people of Israel went out in droves to travel, to nature and water sites around the country. About 70,000 hikers visited the national parks and nature reserves on Saturday. About 5000 us in the night camps.

Among the prominent sites:

Gan Hashlosha with about 2600 visitors, Horshet Tal with about 1800 visitors, Yarkon Tel Afek National Park with about 1200 visitors Ein Gedi Nature Reserve with about 1200 visitors, Coral Nature Reserve with about 1200 visitors.

Prominent car parks: Achziv, Tal grove and Maayan Harod.


According to the Meteorological Service’s forecast, a heavy heat load is expected in many areas of the country, from tomorrow, Sunday, July 18, 21 to Wednesday, July 21, 21. It is strictly forbidden to light fires in nature reserves and national parks, except in approved places in the parking lot, due to the danger of fires! The Nature and Parks Authority asks the public to refrain from going on hiking trails in the open these days, for fear of dehydration and danger to life. You can travel to sites where the trip lasts a short time, the route is shaded and there are places for refreshments and drinking water.

Due to the conditions, it is possible to close hiking trails and sites. You can be updated with details about closed routes on the website of the Nature and Parks Authority.

For information about trips, you can contact the RTG information center, at 3639 *

Weather issues should be updated on the Meteorological Service website and in the media.

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