Watershed of the basin of the lagoon system of Piratininga and Itaipu, it is the natural boundary between the municipalities of Niterói, São Gonçalo and Maricá, covered by the Atlantic Rainforest in good conditions. It is a permanent protection area; therefore, you can still find Cuniculus pacas, Callithrix penicillatas, armadillos, in addition to a great number of birds.

In the lowlands, where the forests had valuable timbers such as Persea indica and Paubrasilia echinata, deforestation made way to agriculture and urbanization. Important plants from the Atlantic Rainforest flora can still be found in the woods of the hills of the region.

The Visitors Welcome Desk is in Itacoatiara Beach, next to Clube dos Engenheiros.

During Summer time the Park is opened until 6pm.

FOR CLIMBING: For long-distance climbing, the entrance into the park prior to the gate opening hours must be previously authorized by sending an e-mail to educacaoambiental@parqueserradatiririca.org.

FOR EXTREME SPORTS: you must fill out a risk acknowledgement agreement at the Visitors Welcome Desk.

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