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