Mariy Chodra National Park

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Mariy Chodra National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Lake Tot-Er in the national park.
Map showing the location of Mariy Chodra National Park
Map showing the location of Mariy Chodra National Park
Location Mari El Republic, Russia
Nearest city Volzhsk
Coordinates 56°09′N 48°22′E / 56.150°N 48.367°E / 56.150; 48.367Coordinates: 56°09′N 48°22′E / 56.150°N 48.367°E / 56.150; 48.367
Area 366 km2 (141 sq mi)
Established 1985

Mariy Chodra (Mari and Russian: Марий Чодра; Mari for The Mari Forest) is a national park, located largely in Morkinsky, Zvenigovsky, and Volzhsky Districts of the Mari El Republic, Russia. The park has an area of 366 square kilometers (141 sq mi) and was established in 1985.

Mariy Chodra was created to protect rare plants: more than 115 rare plant species are documented. There are fourteen tourist routes in the park; the most popular attractions being Yalchik, Glukhoye, and Kichiyer Lakes, the rafting on the Ilet and Yushut Rivers, Pugachov's Oak, and the Maple Mountain.

There are more than fourteen tourist centers in Mariy Chodra, which play a major role in the recreation of the republics of Mari El, Tatarstan, and Chuvashia.

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