Ōnuma Quasi-National Park
|Ōnuma Quasi-National Park|
Hokkaidō Komagatake, in the center of the park, at dusk.
|Area||90.83 km2 (35.07 sq mi)|
|Established||July 1, 1958|
Ōnuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園? Ōnuma Kokutei Kōen) is a 90.83 km2 (35.07 sq mi) quasi-national park on the Oshima Peninsula in southwest Hokkaidō, Japan. The park encompasses the volcanic Hokkaidō Komagatake (北海道駒ケ岳? Hokkaidō Koma-ga-take) as well as the Ōnuma (大沼?) and Konuma (小沼?) ponds, which abut against the west slope of the mountain. The park, which was designated as quasi-national in 1958, is the smallest major park in Hokkaidō.
Ōnuma and Konuma were created when mudflows due to eruptions of Hokkaidō Koma-ga-take dammed up depressions at the base of the mountain. The ponds, which are dotted with watershields, are surrounded by birch and maple forests.
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