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The national park was established in 1959. It occupies an area of 385 square kilometers. In 2000 the Kampinos National Park became the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The park was established in order to protect the sand dunes and swamp areas. The park is the habitat to some 1,245 vegetable species, as well as a lot of wildlife, e.g. moose, beaver, lynx, black stork, etc.
Kampinos National Park is definitely recommendable for hiking and cycling. The park offers over 360 km of hiking trails. Keen bikers may enjoy 140 km long cycling trail which is directed along the outer part of the park as the conditions in the central part are not suitable for bikes. Another popular activity in the park is Nordic walking. In winter, marked trails can be used by cross-country skiers.