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Description of Prioksko-Terrasny Nature
The Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve is located
in the southern part of the Moscow Region. It is one of the few
protected natural areas in the immediate vicinity of the
metropolitan metropolis, which, coupled with an interesting "bison"
excursion program makes it a popular destination for traveling with
children from the city on weekends.
Nature Reserve is located on
the left bank of the Oka below Serpukhov, which is 8 km away. The
nearest town is Danka. The territory has a square shape with an area
of about 50 square kilometers, along the perimeter there is a
two-kilometer security zone. The accessible territory and bison
nursery are located in the northwestern part of the reserve.
Excursion service is carried out year-round. At the same time, it
should be remembered that in the warm season, when bogs are
available, bison can disperse over the territory and their
vegetation will be poorly visible, and in August-September there
will be a rut, which may be interesting, but certain security
measures should be observed.
The main attraction of the Prioksko-Terrasny
Nature Reserve is the bison population, consisting of a herd of
several dozen animals. Other animals can theoretically be found, and
this will mean great luck for visitors
Prioksko-Terrasny Natural Biosphere Reserve named after Mikhail
Alexandrovich Zablotsky and was founded in 1945.
How to get there
The most convenient way to get to the reserve
is a car or a organized bus tour.
Simferopol highway, take the M2 motorway to the Serpukhov exit, then
take the Danki exit, on the left-hand side of the roadway follow the
signs. The distance from the highway to the reserve is 3-4 km. Exit
at a noticeable figure of an oak, then 100-200 meters to the
parking. In the summer, nearby parking places (especially because of
buses) may not be enough, you can drive to the right and continue to
the site at the Museum of Nature. At the parking there is a block of
sufficiently comfortable toilets, the only possible ones for
The main road after the oak passes through the
territory of the reserve, it is prohibited to stop and get out of
A longer, but possible way will
be a train ride to the railway station of the city of Serpukhov,
then by bus and bus, which stops in the town of Danka and stop at
the Reserve. The journey time from the station a little more than
half an hour. You can get there by buses: No. 31 (the final stop is
Turovo), No. 41 (the final stop is Zibrovo) and route taxi No. 25
Contributions and passes
A visit to the
main and most interesting part of the reserve - a bison nursery, is
possible only as part of the excursion program, which is organized
every hour during working hours by the staff of the reserves. The
ticket price for adults is 400 rubles (2018), for schoolchildren -
200 rubles, children of pre-school age are free. Foreign citizens
service costs twice as much. It is possible to organize an
individual excursion of no more than five people at a cost of 2,000
rubles per group.
Payment is made at the tour desk, entrance
from the central area of the estate on the signs.
Moving around the excursion part of the
reserve is only possible on foot.