The National Park is divided into two separated areas: The larger portion extends from the eastern shore of the Müritz lake to the town of Neustrelitz. The smaller portion is situated east of Neustrelitz. 65 % of the National Park is occupied by forests, 12 % by lakes. The Müritz lake has an area of 117 km², but only its eastern shore is part of the National Park. The towns of Waren and Neustrelitz are the gateways to the National Park.