Putna-Vrancea Natural Park


The Putna Vrancea Natural Park is located in the territory of Soveja, Tulnici, Nistoreşti şi Păuleşti, of Vrancea county.

The DN2D National Road goes through the park and connects it with Braşov county. The park can also be accessed from Soveja and Vizantea. In Lepşa you will find a tourist infomation centre.

Entrance fee: Yes.


In the Vrancea Mountains, the nature, history and culture are beautifully intertwined thus creating unique sceneries of special beauty. The Putna Vrancea Natural Park is the landmark of these wild mountains, covering a part of the Putna Valley along with its tributary rivers. Here you will discover a few special nature reserves such as Lepşa-Zboina Forest, Putna Waterfall, Tişiţei Valley, Groapa cu Pini or the Goru Mountain.

The park is filled with nine mountain trails of various difficulty that take you into the heart of these mountains. Other activities that you can do in the park are horse riding, cycling or recreational fishing.

The park also offers a glimpse into traditional life with nearby villages such as Negrileşti and Bârseşti. Here you can visit wood workshops or participate at various folk events such as “Boteitul oilor” in Negrileşti (where the sheep are baptized).

If you find yourself in Lepşa you can visit the trout fishery, the Lepşa Monastery or the wooden church.

Other nearby attractions are the Soveja Resort and the monuments from Soveja, Mărăşeşti, Mărăşti, which were built to commemorate World War I.

This area offers a diversity of accommodations so all you need to do is book one and come to discover the wonders of this land.

Did you know?

The trout fishery in Lepşa is one of the biggest in Romania.

Over 8 tonnes of fish are being sold here each year.

Conservation facts

The Putna Vrancea National Park was designated a site of community importance as part of the Natura 2000 Network.

The trademark species of the park are the bear, the lynx and the wolf. From the 110 bird species that can be observed here, 75 are strictly protected and this gives the park the status of an avifauna protection area within the same ecological network.