Zagatala State Reserve is a protected area covering just over 25,200 hectares in the far north-west of Azerbaijan. It borders with Georgia and Russia. The rugged terrain of the reserve is on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and includes areas of deciduous forest, alpine and subalpine meadows which are home to brown bears, wolves, lynx, Caucasian turs, chamois, Caspian deer and endemics like the Caspian snowcock, Caucasian black grouse and the East Caucasian tur. The reserve is also home to the popular Katekh Waterfall. Using our online itinerary creator, Zagatala attractions like Zagatala State Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The reserve is located in the Caucasus mixed forests' ecoregion. The reserve is meant to protect sub-Alpine plants of southern slopes of the Major Caucasus, and the natural complexes of Alpine and naval zones. The reserve's fauna includes the Syrian brown bear, Indian wolf, red fox, forest cat, Caucasian lynx, squirrel, weasel. It also has a diverse range of birds, including the golden eagle
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