Tourism Notifications - Southern Israel

Be'erotaim Grove

The Be'erotaim car park will be open to visitors during daytime. Overnight camping in the park is forbidden. There are no restrooms or running water in the park.

Giva'ati Recreation Area – Closure Due to Safety Hazards

The Giva'ati Recreation Area in the Komemiyut Forest (road 35), near the Yoav citadel, is closed for visitors due to safety hazards. The recreation area will remain locked until the safety hazard are removed.

Haruvit Forest and Tel Azeka - Public Restrooms Closure

Public restrooms are closed until further notice at the Halochem car park in Haruvit forest and at Tel Azeka.

Roeh Car Park

Due to a safety hazard, the car park will be open for visitors during daytime only. Overnight camping and travel are forbidden.

Nahal Hayun Recreation Area Closure

The Nahal Hayun recreation area is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Dudaim Forest – Overnight Camping is Forbidden

Overnight camping at the Helmoniyot Car Park – at the east Lehavim area – is forbidden. Navigation from the Helmoniyot Car Park to the Goral Hills is also forbidden.

Dudaim Forest – Navigation at the Goral Hills

Navigation at the Goral hills is allowed from the black surface only. Overnight camping is also allowed at the black surface only. Overnight camping at the nearby grove is forbidden.
(Updated March 7th, 2022)

Hamalachim-Shaharia Forest – Beit Habad Trail

A large section of the trail is still incomplete. Travelers are advised to practice caution.

Yatir Forest

Horvat Anim is closed for visitors.

Lahav Forest

The entrance to Ein Rimon from the road 6 roundabout is closed. The forest trails to the site are closed to private vehicles

Nevia Meri'i Birdwatching Station

Due to safety hazards, the birdwatching station at the Sderot forest is closed until further notice.

KKL-JNF Nursery in Gilat is closed to the Public

The nursery is closed to the public until further notice, due to revision in visitors' policy.

Nahal Shikma – Avoid Using the Matzaim Path along the River

Until further notice, driving and walking the Matzaim path from the Kibbutz Dvir area, which leads westwards toward road 40, are forbidden due to rain damages. While the path is not blocked, hazards are clearly marked.

Sayeret Shaked Park

Due to roadworks in the park, travelers are advised to practice caution.

Sapir Park

Spir park is open for visitors, and overnight camping is allowed. Call council member Shimon at 052-6170271 for overnight camping registration.

Ofakim Park – Carousel Out of Order

The accessible carousel at the park is out of order. It has been marked and is set to be removed.

Haro'eh Recreation Area

Due to a safety hazard, arrival at the area is allowed only during daytime hours. Overnight activity and stay are forbidden.

Closure of the Beit Nechemias Grove

The grove is closed until further notice due to collapsing trees hazard.

Nahal Grar Park - Roadworks

Roadworks for completion of the landscape road in Nahal Grar park will take place during September. Visitors should be careful while traveling in the area. Passage from "Tel Harur" to the parallel way on road 25 will be closed.

Golda Park - Closure of the Restrooms

The restrooms at the park are closed til further notice.

Horbat Tzelit - Warning

Horbat Tzelit (Hirbet a-Tzelenta), located at the Meitar forest next to the 4X4 path marked in blue. The Horbat Tzelit site is extremely dangerous, and visiting it is forbidden!

Dvira Forest - Teva Recreation Area

No water available in the area until further notice.

Hamalachim-Shaharia Forest – Water Status

Due to a malfunction, no water are available at the western Haruvim recreation area until further notice.

Hamalachim-Shaharia Forest – Watchtower

Starting Sunday, November 6, due to preservation works on the watchtower, the recreation areas surrounding the tower will be closed to all travelers on foot and on vehicle. Public restrooms at the Forester's House (next to the tower) will also be closed.

Hamalachim-Shaharia Forest

Due to a malfunction, no water are available in the forest until further notice.

Kisufim Forest Tower

The Kisufim forest tower is closed due to engineering works.

Lahav Forest - Forest Roads

Due to hazards caused by bike riders on main vehicle forest roads, the roads are blocked until further notice.

Western Negev - Travel Warning

Recent rainstorms have left several walking and cycling tracks damaged. Travelers are advised to practice caution, and report hazards that they come across.

Givat Gamal Scenic Lookout

Following instructions from the IDF, the lookout is open for foot travelers only.

Lahav Forest - Rimon Single

The Rimon Single will be closed from April 23 to June 30 due to upgrade works.

Erez Forest - Ivim Recreation Area

The water supply to the site is down until further notice.

Hasa Forest - Hill 69 Recreation Area

The Hill 69 recreation area will be closed until further notice, due to works.

Closure of the Kisufim Watchtower

The tower will be closed due to development works. The works are expected to last about a month.

Hamalachim-Shaharia Forest - Closure

Due to military training, the forest will be closed to visitors on May 15-17.