The National Park is located in Ivano-Frankivsk Region. The area of the park is 515,7 square kilometres. The park was established on June 3, 1980 to protect landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains. The headquarters of the park are in Yaremche. The Carpathian National Nature Park is the first national park of Ukraine and one of the biggest national parks of the country.
The landscapes in the park include Alpine meadows and forests. The three most common tree species in the park are silver fir, European beech and spruce. The Huk Waterfall, located within the park, is the highest single-drop waterfall in the Ukrainian Carpathians (84 m). There are two lakes of glacial origin.
The Carpathian Park’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it is rich not only in natural wonders, but also in its archaeological and ethnographic monuments. The reserve is located on Gutsul territory which is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage. Walking through the park, one may see fifteen thousand year old landmarks, and wooden folk architecture from the 16th and 19th centuries.