Tourism Notifications – Northern Israel

Hula Lake - Opening Hours and Updates

With the 2023 standard time starting on October 29, the new opening hours at the lake are:

Entrance to the site until 16:00. Site closes 17:30.

Hosen Parking - Closure of the Car Park

Located near the graveyard of Moshav Hosen in western Galilee - the car park closed down.

Keren HaCarmel Recreation Area

The public restrooms at the area are closed until further notice.

Hof HaCarmel Forest – Closure of the Public restrooms at the Ofer Tower

The public restrooms at the Ofer tower are closed until further notice.

Cabri Ga'aton Forest - Har Betah Car Park

The car park closed down.

Cabri Ga'aton Forest - Ga'aton Car Park

The car park is closed until further notice.

Goren Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice. Mobile restrooms are available for visitors.

Adamit Park– Closure of the Public Restrooms in the Park

The public restrooms are closed until further notice. Mobile restrooms are available at the site.

Biriya Forest – Reconstruction Works at the Synagogue

Reconstruction works are held at the Nabratein synagogue in the forest.

Ein Poriya - Closure of the Gates at the Mango Orchard

The mango orchard on the road leading to Ein Poriya will be closed to vehicle passage for three months starting June 15. Passage on foot will be allowed for travelers.

Closure of Single Limonim

The Limonim single will be closed for cycling at the Fash'hur section, due to military traffic in the area.

Biriya Forest – Closure of the Restrooms at the Biriya Fortress

The restrooms at the Biriya Fortress are closed until further notice.

Tzipori Forest

Due to polluting sewage that washed into the Tzipori stream, the public is advised to avoid contact and keep a distance from the stream's water

Zavit Cave

The Zavit Cave at the Upper Galilee is a unique natural phenomenon, with amazing corals, stalactites and stalagmites that keep developing to this very day. The cave is known as the "Salamander Cave" due to the increased presence of salamanders in it.
Other than the salamanders, the cave also hosts four different species of bats, who reproduce within the cave and go finding food outside at night.
In the past few years, many travelers have visited the cave, unintentionally damaging its natural structure and fauna.
The Israeli law protects the bats, stalactites, stalagmites and salamanders who live in the cave, and any harm caused to them is an offence.
KKL-JNF in collaboration with other nature preservation and cave research organization has started the process of ecological rehabilitation of the cave. The cave is open for visitors every year from June 15 to October 31.

Jordan Park

The park is closed to visitors until further notice.

Dvora Mountain - Recreation Area Closure

On April 23, the Dvora Mountain Recreation Area will close down due to development work.

Tchelet Valley Park - Updated Opening Hours

The opening hours of the park are as follows:

Sunday to Thursday: 7:30-17:45;
Friday: 7:30-15:45; Saturday: 7:30-17:45

Entrance to the park is up to an hour before closure

Ein Alwa Closure

On May 7, Ein Alwa will be closed to visitors until further notice due to works.

Na'aman Stream Trail

The trail is closed due to hazard removal works. An announcement will be posted once the trail re-opens.

Meron Mountain

Starting July 4, the Meron Mountain recreation area will be closed due to works until further notice.

Ein Jezereel - Closure of the Accessible Compound

The accessible compound at Ein Jezereel is closed due to a collapsed tree. The compound is marked with a tape. The rest of the recreation area is open to the public.

Tchelet Valley Park - Updated Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 7:30-17:45

Friday: 7:30-15:45

Saturday: 7:30-17:45

Lavi Forest – Recreation Areas Closure

The Plugat HaSiyur 288 recreation area is closed due to works taking place in the site.

Due to an event held at the active recreation area on October 4, the site will be closed for non-participants.

Tchelet Valley and Biriya Fortress Closure

Due to the current security threats, the site is closed until further notice.

Biriya Landscape Road Section Closure

Due to road works, the Hatzor-Amoka section is closed until further notice.

Meron Landscape Road Closure

Due to IDF vehicle traffic, the road is closed until further notice..

Beit Keshet Landscape Road - Temporary Closure

The road leading from Nof HaGalil-TAAS to the Churchill recreation area will be closed for about two months, due to works

Naftali Mountains

Landscape Road Closure
The Naftali Mountains landscape road (in the section between Yiftach to Tel Chai) is closed.

Single Closure
The Naftali Mountains single is closed, and passage through the Nebi Yoshea are is forbidden.

Climbing Sites Closure
The climbing sites at the Naftali Mountains area are closed.

Ha'ela Recreation Area
Travelers should note that there is no active water source in the area.

Palmach Trail
Due to safety hazards, the trail is closed to travelers.

Switzerland Forest

The Israel Trail, cycling single and overnight cmaping site at the Switzerland Forest will be closed due to works until December 4.

Birya-Hatzor Landscpe Road

Due to works, a new detour a new detour now leads into the road.

Laudermilk Scenic Lookout - Beit Rimon

The parking lot at the lookout will be moved about 100 meters east due to works.