White Water Nature Reserve is situated in the Malopolska province, in the municipality Štiavnica, a town in the Pieniny Jaworki in their area called Little Pieniny, was created in 1963, is one of the most beautiful gorges Pieniny, perfectly suitable for walking and well prepared for tourists; comfortable road - closed to motor vehicle traffic, benches, bridges and information boards. It is also a route for cycling.
White Water Reserve has an area of 27.83 hectares and is managed by the Forestry Krościenko. Reserve, consisting of four separate fragments located close to each other, is located in the valley of the White Water river and its tributary stream Brysztańskiego.Portions of the reserve are separated by grassland and farmland. The purpose of its creation was to protect the precious and beautiful landscape, many elements of inanimate nature (limestone and turn, rocky creek bed with cascades) and the interesting flora and rock art plant wapieniolubnych other rare plants. Reserve has a very interesting geological structure with a predominance of limestone from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, creating a varied spatial forms.
Just behind the entrance to the reserve, on the left there is a rock called heaped. In the vicinity of the reserve, about 200 m with a dirt road on the northern slopes of the valley, a big rarity - Basalt Skalka (Natural Monument) of volcanic origin. At this point, about 100 million years ago, a small amount of magma broke through the surface and froze. On the south side of the brook is a large cliff of rocks Smolegowej built of limestone krynoidowych Czorsztyn series. At this point, the slope of the valley to form a narrow gorge Międzyskały. Stream forms numerous waterfalls, rapids, rocks and deep, broken by the falling water baniory. Its bottom is also built with limestone krynoidowych Czorsztyn series. Near the place where the cold stream passes well, on the north side of White Water, a bit on the hill, the characteristic red Skalka, also called The Sphinx Rock.Opposite her, on the other side forming a rock amphitheater Konowalskie rocks. Next for the Red Skalka are Kornajowskie Rocks, whose name comes from existing housing Kornaje here before. The third part of the reserve is located in a place where Brysztański Stream flows into the White Water. Opposite the composition of the tree can be found here Kociubylska big rock with walls falling steeply into the stream. In the eastern foothills of the information boards. The last part of the reserve, which is no longer a hiking trail, is located in the middle of the stream, and includes Brysztańskiego Brysztańskie rocks.
The reserve is largely deforested, only in the southern part of the reserve there are small patches of semi-natural mixed forest with a diverse species composition and Carpathian beech. Prevails in them, beech, spruce and maple. Among the reserve trees are also ash, Scots pine, willow, brittle, gray willow, mountain ash, linden, European larch, alder gray birch, mountain elm, wild cherry. Remnants of the former inhabitants are wild fruit trees, horse chestnut and lime broad.
The rocks occur on the rocks and plant communities of grasslands, the more fertile parts of the meadow vegetation. Abundant common juniper. Epilithic grasslands are created by the two plant groups: Festucetum pallentis and Seslerietum variae. Among herbaceous plants occurring here are: sesleria rock, climbing stokrotnica, fescue pale, dziewięćsił bezłodygowy, broke up the ball, Galium nierównolistna, Zimowit autumn, Jastrzębiec Savoy, thistle sticky, Sedum acute, ciliate goryczuszka, yarrow szczecinkolistny (very rare plant in Poland). Great floral peculiarity is located on the north wall of rocks Smolegowej relict sites of mountain plants which occur only in Poland in the Tatra Mountains, and it is here: dębik ośmiopłatkowy, konietlica Alpine pępawa Jacquin.