Hay-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve

Credit Shay Kabsa

Meet Hay-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve

The Yotvata oasis is half an hour's drive from the city of Eilat.

This is where a revolutionary project has been established for the restoration of wild life that has become extinct in Israel, in particular the Asian wild ass (onager – Equus hemionus) and the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).

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Reserving your visit through the reservation system ensures a spot on the date and time you’ve requested; you’ll also receive relevant updates for your planned visit.

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Main Points of Interest

driving path – designed for all types of vehicles (remain inside the vehicle), enabling observation of the animals – Asian wild ass, African wild ass, Arabian oryx, gazelles, addax (white antelope), ostrich, and raptors in cages.

Camping area – at the entrance to the reserve, for individuals and groups, with prior coordination.

Video on the establishment and operation of the Hay Bar.


Hay-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve

Useful Information
Opening Hours

                                        Reserve entrance closes one hour before cited closing time                                    
Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:30 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:30 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:30 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:30 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
Contact us
Phone: ‎ 08-6373057 Email: Fax: ‎08-6326172 Instagram of Nature and Parks Authority
Entry of Pets

It is forbidden to bring pets into the Hay Bar, including the camping ground

Getting there
​​How to get there

On road 90 (Dead Sea – Eilat), between Kibbutzim Yotvata and Samar.

35 kms north of Eilat

Bus route 390 from Tel Aviv, 390 from Beer Sheva, 444 from Jerusalem, 991 from Hayfa to Samar.​

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Entrance fees Campground Fees
Type Fee
Adult ₪ 28.00
Child ₪ 14.00
Adult in group ₪ 23.00
Child in group ₪ 12.00
Student ₪ 24.00
Israeli senior citizen ₪ 14.00
Type Fee Remarks
Adult ₪ 53.00
Child ₪ 42.00
Subscription – adult ₪ 38.00
Subscription – child ₪ 32.00
Student ₪ 35.00
Igloo – adult ₪ 75.00
Igloo – child ₪ 65.00
Igloo subscription – adult ₪ 53.00
Igloo subscription – child ₪ 45.00



When the sun goes down, the magic begins

Israel Nature and Parks Authority campsites To Hay-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve