One of the oldest reserves in Russia. As a state educated in 1934 on the site of the Sobolin Reserve that existed since 1882.
Kronotsky State Reserve is located in the eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula and covers an area of 1,147,619.37 hectares, including 135,000 hectares of the adjoining three-mile water area of the Pacific Ocean. The reserve includes the territory of the Kronotsky Peninsula. There are 8 active volcanoes here, the highest of which is Kronotskaya Sopka, thermal lakes, the famous Valley of Geysers, waterfalls.