Store Mosse National Park

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Store Mosse National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Location Jönköping County, Sweden
Coordinates 57°16′N 13°55′E / 57.267°N 13.917°E / 57.267; 13.917Coordinates: 57°16′N 13°55′E / 57.267°N 13.917°E / 57.267; 13.917
Area 78.5 km2 (30.3 sq mi)[1]
Established 1982[1]
Governing body Naturvårdsverket

Store Mosse ("Big Marsh") is a national park in Småland in southern Sweden, located in the municipalities of Vaggeryd, Gnosjö and Värnamo. In total Store Mosse covers some 100 square kilometres (39 mile²); of these, some 77 km² were designated national park in 1983.

It has the largest boggy grounds south of Lapland and is an important area for birds and provides unique habitats for other animals and plants. The park has over 40 km (25 mi) of walking trails, three cabins available for overnight stay and a large bird watching tower.

Access to the park is free; guided tours are available all summer. There are also guided snowshoe tours on the bog in the summer.

Accessing the park[edit]

Store Mosse national park is located along national road 151, between Värnamo and Gnosjö in southern Sweden. It is accessible by car or bus. Two of the trails are suited for persons in wheelchairs; one trail is also adapted for blind visitors.

Naturum[edit]

At Store Mosse there is a visitors' center called Naturum. Here you can learn more about the history of the national park and its landscape, plants and animals. You can also read and buy books and look at different exhibits about the park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Store Mosse National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 

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