Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park
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Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park is in the Librazhd region of Albania. It is one of Albania's newest national parks, having been created in 2008. The park occupies the northeastern section of the district of Librazhd and runs along the border with Macedonia.
The Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park is named after two mountains located within the park: Shebenik and Jabllanice.
The park was created on May 21st 2008
The terrain of the park is mostly foothills leading up to mountains which reach over 2,200 meters high. It is covered in small pine and deciduous forests, as well as grazing meadows.
Flora and fauna
The climate is temperate with dry warm summers and cool wet winters.
The easiest routes are from Librazhd or Prrenjas. From Tirana, take the road to Macedonia, turn off in Librazhd and follow the road signs for Peshkopi until reaching a park entrance sign. From Macedonia, drive through the border at Qafe Thane west towards Prrenjas, turn off at the road for Rrajca.
There are no entrance fees.
Most of the roads around the peripery of the park are dirt roads, a few requiring four-wheel drive
There are hotels in Librazhd and along the Tirana-Skopje National Road.
Camping is allowed in the confines of the park, but check to make sure you're not on someone's property.
Remember there are bears, wolfs, and reportedly lynx living with the park. Though there have been no reports of recent incidents, practice caution around wild animals