The Kipelyye SpringsThermal springs of Kipelyye are similar in composition to Caucasian Narzans, their healing properties have long since been well-known among the inhabitants of Central Kamchatka. One can travel to the miraculous thermal springs during the excursion “Winter Tale”
The Grove of Graceful FirThe world’s only natural forest stand of Graceful Fir (Abies gracilis) located in the lower reach of the Novyi Semyachik River consists of about 30 thousand trees
Kamchatka Brown BearThe world largest protected population of brown bears – 1000 individuals – dwell in the South-Kamchatka federal sanctuary
The Kambalnyi VolcanoThe southernmost one among Kamchatka’s active volcanoes (its height is 2161 m), located in the South-Kamchatka federal sanctuary. Its one and only eruption for a two hundred year period began on the 25th of March, 2017
The Kronotsky VolcanoOne of the most beautiful volcanoes of Kamchatka, the sixth largest in the peninsula, is Kronotsky (Kronotskaya Hill), with the height of 3528 meters above sea-level
Kronotskoye LakeThe largest (with an area of 246 square kilometers) fresh-water lake of Kamchatka. Unique ichthyofauna has been formed in the lake, and fish evolution is still in progress up to now
The Uzon Volcano CalderaA unique area where, adjacently, young volcanism various manifestations of different composition are simultaneously observed in their maximum entirety
The Geizernaya River ValleyThe Valley of Geysers is the only geyser field in Eurasia which is also one of the largest in the world
South Kamchatka Sanctuary
The total area is 322 000 ha.
The pride of the sanctuary is the Kuril lake. Its area is 77 km². The largest population of sockeye salmon in Asia spawns there.
The maximum depth of the lake is 316 meters.
The total area of the Kronotsky Reserve is 1,147,619.37 ha.
The area of marine zone is 135,000 ha.
The marine border is 243 km long.
There are 8 active volcanoes in the reserve.
The reserve is located in the Penzhinsky and Olyutorsky districts of the Koryak area.
It consists of three separate clasters: Goven Cape and Lavrov Bay (with a total area of 150.7 thousand hectares, 83 ha of these is the sea area) and Parapolsky Dol (with an area of 176.4 thousand ha.)