Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve, Russia



Description of Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve

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.

The Prioksko-Terrasny 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



The State 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.

By car
Along the 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 tourists.

The main road after the oak passes through the territory of the reserve, it is prohibited to stop and get out of the car.


Public transport

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 Serpukhov-Danki.

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.

1 Tour Desk.



Moving around the excursion part of the reserve is only possible on foot.