Cracul Găioara Botanical Reservation – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic Route: The Cultural Heritage Route

Name of the Touristic Attraction: Cracul Găioara Botanical Reservation

Location: in Mehedinți County. It is located near Dudaşul Schelei Village, in the eastern part of the Iron Gates Natural Park.

Description: It is a protected by law floristic reservation, known especially for the preservation of a unique plant in the world called the Iron Gates Colilia. Other protected plants are: ceardașul, năgara, and părul – zânelor (three plants like colilia). On a 5-hectare area, there is a meadow, adorned with multi-coloured flowers. These include Stipia Pennata, a white field flower, whose name is associated with the grey hair and which has the stem and top of the seeds covered with white particles.

Information and Contact:

The reservation is under the administration of the “Iron Gates” Natural Park:

phone /fax: +4 0252 360 511,

phone: +4 0372 702 529,

website: http://www.pnportiledefier.ro ,

E-mail: parc@drobeta.rosilva.ro

Route close to other thematic routes:

In the area you can also visit:

– Cracul Crucii Natural Reservation

– Fața Firului Natural Reservation

– Gura Văii-Vârciorova Natural Reservation

GPS Coordinates: lat, long: 44.6412791, 22.5960132, elevation: 109 m