Yedigöller Seven Lakes, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Turkey  

Yedigöller National Park has a strong infrastructure for scientific investigation and research. The National Park, which contains a total of 236 plant species, mainly lily, ciridy, crocus and orchid, also has the best mixed natural forests of our country. The main tree species are beech, hornbeam, oak, alder, maple, elm, aspen, yellow and black pine, fir, hazelnut, leafy goat, goat wilt, wild cherry, badger, linden and ash trees. The Yedigöller Region, which has been protected as a National Park for nearly 40 years, maintains its biological diversity with dead trees.
In the descending region from north to south, the highest point is 1488 m. with Eğrikiriş Hill, the lowest point is 465 m. with Kirazçatı.

Wild animals include bear, wild boar, wolf, fox, mountain cat, lynx, badger, marten, squirrel, deer, roe and rabbit. More than 100 species of birds such as wild duck, wild pigeon, woodpecker, steppe, quail, woodcock, starlit, jaguar and partridge have been identified in the National Park. With these characteristics, Yedigöller National Park is a paradise for nature. Every year in May – September period, sport fishing angling can be done in Büyükgöl and Deringöl. In the lakes there are lake interludes and rainbow trout.

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