Geographical position. Koryaksky reserve is located in Koryak Okrug (District) of Kamchatka krai. It consists of three cluster areas:
“Cape Govena”, “Lavrova Bay” (Olyutorsky district) and “Parapolsky Dale” (Penzhinsky district). The latter is significantly far away from the others and is situated in Parapolskaya lowland.
“Cape Govena” and “Lavrova Bay” are relatively close to each other, they are united by a common protected zone and are situated on the Govena peninsula which belongs to the mountain system of the Koryakskoye upland.
The Govena peninsula is washed by the waters of the Bering Sea gulfs: the Gulf of Korf in the west and Olyutorsky Gulf in the east. The total area of the reserve is 327 156 ha, 83000 ha of which account for the water zone of the Bering Sea. The areas of “Cape Govena” and “Lavrova Bay” are surrounded with a protected zone with the total area of 588954,751799 ha.
The “Cape Govena” cluster area borders on the protected zone of the reserve. Its boundary runs from the mouth of the Galinvilanvayam River in the Gulf of Korf upstream to the rise, then along the water-parting line in the northern direction up to the rise of the Ivatysvayam River and downstream to the mouth of this river. Further, the boundary goes along the coast, bending round Cape Govena, to the mouth of the Galinvilanvayam River, including a six-mile zone of the water area (to the depths of 60 meters), starting from the travers of the Ivatysvayam River in Olyutorsky Gulf up to fishing ground № 438 of Koryaksky fishprocessing plant (which does not exist anymore) in the Gulf of Korf.
The “Lavrova Bay” cluster area has a common boundary with the protected zone. Its beginning is at the mouth of a steram that flows into the sea between Lavrova Bay and Tintikun Lagoon, then the boundary goes up the stream to the water-parting line surrounding the bay. Further, the boundary goes along the water-parting line round Lavrova Bay to the rise of another stream that flows into the sea between Lavrova Bay and a nameless lagoon, into which the Balina River flows. Then the boundary goes to the south-west along the coast, bends Lavrova Bay along the coastline and closes up in the mouth of the stream that flows into the sea between Lavrova bay and Tintikun Lagoon. The area does not have a protected water zone.
The extremity of the “Parapolsky Dale” area is situated lower than the rise of the Kuyul River (travers to the height of 402). The boundary goes downstream the Kuyul River to the north along the pass (in this part the boundary of the protected area fully coincides with the boundary of the conservation area), then downstream the Akalkinyavayam River (the tributary of the Kuyul River). Further the travers is to the height of 89, crossing almost perpendicularly the rivers of Mayelgovayam, Yantapyntovayam, Tylakkylvayam. Further to the place where the Razvayam River flows into the Viayravayam River. Further the travers is to the height of 78, crossing the rivers of Tundrovaya, Tyngyvayam, Vesyolaya, Tikhaya, Amocha (left tributaries of the Kuyul River), then to the place where the Tyinykvayam River flows into the Iygtylavayam River. Further downstream the Iygtylavayam River to its joining the Kuyul River, then downstream the Kuyul River to the mouth of the Unneyvayam River. Then upstream the Unneyvayam River to the place where its left tributary, the Yvtylyutvayam, flows into it. The southern boundary of the area runs parallel the boundary of the protected zone, is traced along the heights of 437, 386, 390, 265, 88, 126, 402 (the boundary of the area crosses the headwaters of the following rivers: Iyngavayam, Kaytsyngavayam, Yietylkuyul, the beds of the following rivers in the middle reaches: Katalyanayvayam, Ichiginnyvayam, the rises of the Gillanvayam, Kuch’avayam, Kunktyklyavayam rivers).