The beautiful Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve extends over 5 km along the northern shore of the Dead Sea. In reserve, declared in 1969, there are several groups of springs, Ein Peshcha (Einot Tzukim) being the main one. The water is fresh but salty for drinking. Despite this, there is a variety of vegetation here, and animals also come to quench their thirst. The reserve is divided into three parts: the closed reserve (the northern part), the central reserve open to the public with pools, and the hidden reserve (the southern part).
Einot Tzukim is in a unique location next to the Dead Sea and the Moab Mountains on the Jordan side and the other side of the Judean Desert’s replica cliff.
The reserve’s central part is paddling pools filled with natural spring water, coming from rains falling on the Judean mountains. This part of the reserve invites all visitors to relax, swim, and hike independently. Instead of shade sheds, toilets, picnic tables, and vegetation.
There are two types of fish in reserve: the common tilapia and the Jordan tilapia, and there are also about 150 donkeys, which can be encountered during the route as they roam the reserve freely. In 1986, 15 donkeys were brought to the reserve to dilute the plant Phragmites australis, spreading after fires and preventing the original vegetation from growing again.
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