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Nahal HaBesor

Nahal HaBesor

Eighty km long Nahal HaBesor is the longest river in Israel’s Negev from Mount Boker near Sde Boker to the Mediterranean. The Besor River traverses the Agur-Halutza sand dunes. Nahal Habesor forms the southern border of the Biblical “Negev,” including the ancient cities of Arad, Be’er Sheva, Gerar and Ziklag.

Eshkol National Park

The 3,500-dunam (875-acre) Eshkol National Park (named after Levi Eshkol, the third Prime Minister of Israel) has lawns, picnic areas and a playground. At the center of the park is the largest spring in the Nahal HaBesor (Wadi Ghazzeh) basin, known in Hebrew as Ein HaBesor (Ein Shellal). Swimming is prohibited. The mound of Khirbet Shellal dominates the landscape and allows a breath-taking panorama.

Hours:

SUMMER:
Sunday-Tursday And Saturda-8 A.M.-5 P.M
Fridy And Holiday eves- 8
A.M.- 4 P.M.

WINTER:
Sunday-Tursday And Saturda-8 A.M.-4 P.M
Fridy And Holiday eves- 8 A.M.- 3 P.M.

Last entry one hours before above closing hour

Phone: 08-998-5110

Entrance fee and parking lot fee required. Pets are prohibited. Handicaped access

 

Besor Stream Scenic Route

The 18-kilometer Besor Route is a scenic drive with several attractions including the suspension bridge. The Besor Route begins in Eshkol National Park and ends at Tse’elim junction to the south. The track, which can be walked or done by car or bicycle.

The Suspension Bridge on Nahal HaBesor

The Suspension Bridge over Nahal HaBesor does not lead anywhere, but it allows one to cross the stream to the opposite bank to photograph the magnificent panoramas of the area. Today the suspension bridge leads to a traffic accident memorial.

 

Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge
Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge
Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge
Nahal HaBesor Suspension Bridge
Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge
Nahal HaBesor Suspension Bridge
That's me! Nahal HaBesor Suspension Bridge
That’s me! Nahal HaBesor Suspension Bridge

 

Traffic accident at Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge
Traffic accident Memorial at Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge

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