A national park is a range of natural resources such as forest, meadow, natural woodlands, plain, river, lake, and mountain that indicates remarkable examples of natural reflections. In order to permanently maintain the status of ecosystem, create an appropriate environment for wild animals to reproduce and endangered plants to grow, and prevent destructive human manipulation, governments protect these areas.
Sarigol National Park and Protected Area is located in North Khorasan Province east of Esfarayen County. Its shortest distance with a nearest city, i.e. Esfarayen is about 8 kilometers. Having 200 plant and animal species as well as several birds, this area is considered as one of the important natural habitats of Iran.
On September 11, 1974, Sarigol Area officially went under the protection of the Department of Environment by act 47 of December 11, 1973.