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The National park located in the north of Bolu and in the south of Zonguldak in the Black Sea Region is within the provincial boundaries of Bolu. In the National park there are lakes created by landslides, a wide variety of flora looking like an ocean of forest and trout in the lakes. The lakes are terraced lakes where water is accumulated in the backside as a result of the fact that the sliding mass blocked the front of valleys. Some of them are connected to each other through the underground leakage.

The flora in the National Park is dominantly composed of beech. Furthermore, various kinds of trees such as oak, hornbeam, red pine (Pinus Brutia), black pine (Pinus Nigra), Scotch pine, fir, elm tree, and linden tree can be seen.

There are deers, return deers, bears, pigs, wolves, foxes and squirrels increasing in numbers within the Park and around the Park.

Two trout culture production stations were established in 1969 in this National Park. Angling is can be done in the Park. Moreover, visitors may have fun by doing activities such as camping, daily picnics, trekking, and photography taking in the National park.

Over the Kapankaya viewing point in the Seven Lakes National Park you can see the lakes and the unique landscape beauties; furthermore, you can also see the memorial tree sign on the abovementioned route. When you track the path from the sign by the road you can see the memorial tree. You can also visit the deer breeding area.

The visitors, for whom accommodation and food may be necessary, in the guest houses may enjoy the facilities in the countryside night clubs and the buffet. You may both stay in the National park in the tents and caravans and in the guest houses and bungalows.