The park was established in 1989 and covers an area of 12 000 ha located in West Sudety. Obviously, Bóbr river and its valley between Jelenia Góra and Lwówek Śląski are the axis of the park. The river separates Pogórze Izerskie (Izerskie Highland) from Pogórze Kaczawskie (Kaczawskie Highland) and Kaczawskie Mountains. The dam in Pilchowice on the other hand, divides the river into two parts – upper one that’s 13 km long and a lower part that’s 25 km long. Bóbr valley is a very diverse area with river gorges that reveal unusual and diverse rock formations.
The park area is a distinct location in Sudety not only because of the botanical values . There’s more than 800 species of plants here which is an enormous number. Most of them are protected or rare ones.
If you have time, rent a kayak and go kayaking. Reportedly, Bóbr river is a great place to do that.