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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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鈥揟hursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:30 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:30 Winter hours: Sunday鈥揟hursday 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: 鈥 08-6373057 Email: Fax: 鈥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
鈥嬧婬ow 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.鈥

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



When the sun goes down, the magic begins

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