The national parks of Aukštaitija and Samogitia are well known for their lakes. Lake Plateliai in the Samogitian NP is the largest lake completely in Lithuania while Tauragnas of Aukštaitijan NP - the deepest (62,5 m).
Aukštaitija has many lakes outside the national park area.
The most impressive scenery of every region is safeguarded in five national parks.
Curonian spit (Kuršių nerija) national park is rightfully the most famous one.
Its highest point is merely 294 m above sea level (in fact Lithuania is the world's largest country without locations above 300 m).
The lack of mountains on the horizon is compensated by lush forests and countless lakes.
This UNESCO-inscribed 98 km long narrow Baltic Sea peninsula, now spanned by two countries (Lithuania and Russia), is unique both naturally and culturally.
The powerful dunes that used to bury entire fishermen villages were tamed by planting pine forests.
With 55 people per square kilometer population density Lithuania is sparsely inhabited compared to the Western European heartland.Dzūkija National Park in the southeast is covered by a dense forest.