Korea National Parks

Introduction

  • Designated as the 17th national park in Korea in 1984, Woraksan’s area is 287.777㎢, and it is located in the middle of Baekdudaegan, connecting Sobaeksan and Songnisan.
    Thanks to the steep physical features and ferociously tall cliffs, it has been known as a divine peak from the past. The main peak is called “Yeongbong(1,097m).” There are over 22 small and big mountains and peaks at Woraksan, including Mansubong, Geumsusan, Sinseonbong, and Doraksan.
    Woraksan is close to the capital region and is adjacent to Jecheon-si(City), Danyang-gun(County), and Chungju-si(City) of Chungcheongbuk-do(Province) and Mungyeong-si(City) of Gyeongsangbuk-do(Province). It has visitors all four seasons, due to its beautiful scenery harmonized with Chungju lake.

    Mainly pine and Mongolian oak forests with a total of 1,200 plant species spread across the area. As for animal species, there are 16 endangered species, to which are added 17 mammal species, 67 bird species, 1,092 insect species, 10 amphibian species, 14 reptile species, 27 freshwater fish species, 112 benthic macroinvertebrate species, and 118 spider species.