Köprülü River ( named also Köprüçay River ) is Turkey's one of the most important river for river sports with it's 5 million yearly visitors. Köprülü River is one of the best river suitable for rafting, starting at the town of Sütçüler of Isparta district, reaching the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya, Turkey. Köprülü river is flowing through deep canyons from start point till Mediterranean Sea of Turkey. During it's journey from mountains till sea Köprülü River passes from within a beautiful national park called as " Köprülü Canyon National Park ".
The Köprülü Kanyon national park (Köprülü Kanyon Milli Parkı) makes a good full-day outing from Turkish Riviera's major holiday villages as Antalya, Belek, Side, Manavgat, Kemer and Alanya. The Köprülü River is ideal for rafting and camping, with trees along one side of the bank. It forms a valley between the villages of Bolasan and Beşkonak, the walls of which are as high as 100m, and at 14km is the longest canyon in Turkey. Pine, cypress and cedar trees form the ecosystem of the area, and the Mediterranean cypress forest, at 400 hectares wide, is the most significant flora characteristic in the park. Hunting in the area has meant that the number of species of animals has decreased, and now the most significant wildlife includes deer, mountain goats, bears, foxes, wolves, rabbits and badgers. There are plenty of trout in various branches of the River Köprü ( River Bridge ).
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