Aukštaitija National Park is the oldest national park in Lithuania, established in 1974 in order to preserve the unique ecosystem of the Žeimena upland at the junction of three landscape areas, its natural and cultural values. The area of the park is 40,574 ha, the waters occupy 15.5 percent, the forests - 69 percent. territories, it is the second largest national park in Lithuania.
The Aukštaitija National Park Visitor Center is located in the village of Palūšė.
The lake has formed unique cultural traditions of the people living in the territory of the national park, therefore the main theme of the visitor center's exposition is "People of the Lakes".
The exposition of the Aukštaitija National Park Visitor Center is focused on visitors of all ages. Visiting here will make it easier to choose a route for further acquaintance with the park. And while parents plan a route, their children will be able to train by “catching” fish or “lighting” a signal fire.
The visitor center in Palūšė is open: I-VI - from 9.00 am. until 5 p.m.