Saklıkent National Park

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For the ski resort, see Saklıkent.
Saklıkent National Park
Saklıkent Milli Parkı
Saklıkent Kanyonu (2).jpg
A view from the canyon.
Map showing the location of Saklıkent National Park
Map showing the location of Saklıkent National Park
Saklıkent NP
Location Fethiye, Muğla Province, Turkey
Coordinates 36°28′07.62″N 29°24′12.31″E / 36.4687833°N 29.4034194°E / 36.4687833; 29.4034194Coordinates: 36°28′07.62″N 29°24′12.31″E / 36.4687833°N 29.4034194°E / 36.4687833; 29.4034194
Area 1,643 ha (4,060 acres)
Established June 6, 1996 (1996-06-06)
Governing body Ministry of Forest and Water Management
Website www.milliparklar.gov.tr/mp/saklikent/index.htm

Saklıkent National Park (Turkish: Saklıkent Milli Parkı)), established on Jıne 6, 1996, is a national park in southwestern Turkey. The national park is a canyon, and is located in Muğla Province, 50 km (31 mi) far from Fethiye.

The canyon is 300 m (980 ft) deep and 18 km (11 mi) long, being one of the deepest in the world. It was formed through abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters over thousands of years. As the level of water rises during winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer. 4 km (2.5 mi) of the canyon are walkable after April, when most of the snow in the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed through on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Saklıkent means "hidden city" in Turkish.

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