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Kampinos

 

(Kampinoski Park Narodowy), a scenic park(since 1959) in Poland. Area, 22, 353 hectares (1970). It is locatedon the left bank of the Vistula and adjoins Warsaw to the north-west. The ancient Vistula valley has sand dunes (covered mainlyby pine forest) and marshes. Elk, roe deer, and boar inhabit thepark, and the common crane, black stork, short-toed eagle, andcommon heron nest there. The park has ten preserves (1, 890hectares) and a museum.

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Cwiakalski pointed out it was common practice to tranquilise European elks (similar to the North American moose) that have strayed into Warsaw before transporting them back to the Kampinos Forest north-west of the city.
8 KAMPINOS FOREST This large complex of marshy woodlands located some twenty miles west of Warsaw is a place of much inspiration for me.
Land activities: Mazowieckie, Natura 2000: Kampinoska Vistula River Valley (PLH140029), Kampinos Forest (PLC140001);