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Pieniny National Park is in Poland. Pieniny National Park (Polish: Pieniński Park Narodowy) is a protected area located in the heart of Pieniny Mountains in the southernmost part of Poland. Administratively, the Park lies in the Lesser Poland voivodeship on the border with Slovakia.

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The Pieniny mountain chain is divided into three ranges: Pieniny Spiskie, Małe Pieniny and the Pieniny Właściwe range where the Park is located. The Park’s area is 23.46 square kilometres (9.06 sq mi), of which 13.11 km² is forested. One-third (7.5 km²) is strictly protected. On the Slovak side of the mountains there is a parallel park called the Pieninský národný park.

 
Rafting on the Dunajec River

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The most pleasant way of visiting Pieniny National Park is the Dunajec River Gorge rafting. The rafting season lasts from 1 April till 31 October, and runs every day except for Corpus Christi and the first day of Easter.

Rafts set out from the rafting marina at Sromowce-Kąty, where there is parking, an exhibition pavilion for the Pieniny National Park, Tourist Information Office, souvenir shops, restaurant and ticket offices.

There are two destination points:

  1. Szczawnica – total length: 18 km, taking 2 hours 15 min - cost PLN49 for an adult ticket.
  2. Krościenko - total length: 23 km, taking 2 hours 45 min - cost PLN59 for an adult ticket.

A minibus ticket to return back to Sromowce-Kąty can be bought for an additional PLN9.

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