Plitvice Lakes is the most established and biggest public park in the Republic of Croatia. The recreation center is arranged in the uneven locale of Croatia, between the Mala Kapela mountain range in the west and northwest, and the Lička Plješivica mountain reach toward the southeast. Authoritatively, the recreation center falls inside two regions: Lika-Senj (90.7%) and Karlovac (9.3%).
With its excellent common excellence, this region has consistently drawn in nature darlings, and as of now on 8 April 1949, it was broadcasted Croatia’s first public park. The interaction of tufa development, which brings about the structure of the tufa, or travertine, boundaries and brought about the making of the lakes, is the extraordinary general worth, for which the Plitvice Lakes were universally perceived on 26 October 1979 with their engraving onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 1997, the limits of the public park were extended, and today it covers a region just shy of 300 km2.
The recreation center is principally shrouded in backwoods vegetation, with more modest regions under prairies. The most appealing piece of the recreation center – the lakes – cover just shy of 1% of the complete park region.
The lake framework is contained 16 named and a few more modest anonymous lakes, falling one into the following. Because of the topographical substrate and trademark hydrogeological conditions, the lake framework has been isolated into the Upper and Lower lakes. The twelve lakes shaping the Upper Lakes are: Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Batinovac, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Vir, Galovac, Milino jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Burgeti and Kozjak. These lakes were framed on impermeable dolomite rock, and are bigger, with more indented and gentler shores than the Lower Lakes. The
Lower Lakes, comprising of the lakes Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac and Novakovića Brod, were framed in penetrable limestone substrate, cut into a profound gorge with steep bluffs. The lakes end in the great cascades Sastavci, with the Korana River springing under the foundation of the falls.
These are strictly prohibited in the National Park:
· Collection of plant materials, or taking any “souvenirs” of natural origin
· Disposal of litter along the trails or elsewhere, except in the garbage bins installed throughout the park
· Feeding the animals
· Swimming in the lakes
· Straying off the marked trails
How to reach there:
Plitvice Lakes are reachable on a roadtrip from Zagreb, Zadar and Split. Notwithstanding, we suggest going through at any rate one night nearby to permit you to encounter everything the recreation center has to bring to the table. Considering this, plan at any rate 2 days for visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Best time to visit:
The best times of day for visiting Plitvice Lakes are in the morning (from 7am-10am) and after 4pm (closing time varies by time of year, but it is open during daylight hours).