Not far from Jūrmala, the most popular resort in the Baltic Region, Ķemeri National Park is located - the “Natura 2000” territory which is special due to its biological diversity, the unique Ķemeri Moorland, various ecosystems, springs of mineral and curative waters. Ķemeri National Park is located only 50 km from Riga. Therefore, it provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying wild nature and getting acquainted with the bog ecosystem.
Different nature trails are arranged for the convenience of nature enthusiasts in the park (the Slokas Lake walking trail, the Great Ķemeri moorland footbridge, the Kaņieris castle mound trail), observation towers and bird-watching towers.
The Park territory also bears many traces of World War One battles and the front-line - old trenches in the Zaļā purva and Ķemeri moorland dunes, the cemetery of the Latvian Army soldiers in Smārde and that of German soldiers at Kalnciems.
Ķemeri National Park is characterized by rich flora and fauna. 897 species of non-seed and seed plants, 202 mosses, 139 lichen and 521 mushroom species are found here. 25 percent of plants in the Latvian Red Book grow in the ĶNP territory. Bog spurge, Pallas honeysuckle, yellow lady slipper’s orchid, and bear’s onion can be found in wetland forests, orchids of different species blossom in green bogs - Baltic, different butterfly orchids and others.
The wildlife world is well represented by different species of birds. Sea eagle, eagle-owl, whimbrel, which are rarely found in Latvia and in Europe, have settled permanently here.