The Jordan River passes through these wetlands before flowing into the Sea of Galilee. This is one of the few places along the Jordan preserved in its natural state. In the spring and autumn large flocks of migrating birds of many species pass through the park on their way between Eurasia and Africa. There are marked hiking trails through the reserve. Some of the flour mills along the stream were in use until the beginning of the 20th century; several have been reconstructed.