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Ma'ayan Harod National Park

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Nice campground in pleasant surroundings with most of the necessary amenities

We stayed at the campground in the Maayan Harod National Park in the Jezreel Valley during a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rehovot, Israel
Nice visit

Mentioned in the Book of Judges, chapter 7, where it is said that this is the site where Gideon... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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A refreshing recreational park at the foot of Mt. Gilboa, where the Harod spring rises in a cave and flows into a stream. On the slope above, overlooking the valley, is the family grave of Yehoshua and Olga Hankin next to their small home, which...more
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# 71 Afula-Bet Shean Road | Gidona, Gidona 1912000, Israel
+972 4-653-2211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the campground in the Maayan Harod National Park in the Jezreel Valley during a weekend trip including a hike at Nahal Yitzpor / Nahal Shokek. The campground was clean and comfortable, with all the necessary amenities -- bathrooms/showers, and running water (no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank igal27
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Mentioned in the Book of Judges, chapter 7, where it is said that this is the site where Gideon dismissed 22,000 potential warriors who were "fearful and afraid" and then chose 300 men to fight with him according to how they drank water from the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My escorted tour stopped at Gideon Springs because of the biblical significance of it being the place where Gideon selected 300 warriors to go to battle with him against the Midianites. Other than that, it's a nice place to have a picnic but nothing I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank karenr132
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The Well of Herod is neat but there is not a lot to do there. Aside from the Biblical significance of Gideon’s army being selected here, it is a site that can be visited in a short time. I would not go out of my...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank deamole
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Pros πŸ‘Clean restrooms, but no toilet tissue or hand towels πŸ‘ picnic tables πŸ‘ wading pools πŸ‘ plenty of shade trees πŸ‘ plenty of parking πŸ‘ playground for children πŸ‘ an ancient source for a spring πŸ‘ where Gideon chose 300 men of 30,000 men...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank tripadvis0r201607
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A very green nice place with small pools. The water level is low so the childrens can play safely. Has a playground for the children.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Guy S
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took a ride trough the valley, new paved bycicle roads are great, also there are a lot of natural water pools around, great for families and children

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Damian G
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a combination historical site/swimming pool/recreation area. This is the place where Gideon chose the 300 men as told in the Bible. The Ma'ayan Harod is a nature reserve. There is a large pool (the second largest pool in Israel) but it was closed...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Brian N
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