National Park Plitvice lakes
NP Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and most popular Croatian national park. It represents a forested mountain in a series of 16 small and large crystal blue lakes. Lakes receive water from numerous rivers and streams, and they are connected by cascades and waterfalls. Travertine barriers, which occurred over a period of ten thousand years, one of the fundamental characteristics of the park. The special geographical location and specific climatic conditions have contributed to the emergence of many natural phenomena and rich biodiversity.
National Park Paklenica
The area of Paklenica National Park stretches on the littoral slope of South Velebit directly above the settlement of Marasovići, up to the zone of the highest mountain peaks (Vaganski vrh, Babin vrh, Sveto brdo) – between 15°23’ and 15°35’ east geographical longitude and between 44°18’ and 44°25’ north geographical latitude.
It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature.
DATE OF PROCLAMATION OF THE PROTECTED AREA: 19 October 1949.
National Park Risnjak
Risnjak is a mountain and national park in the Gorski Kotar.
Risnjak mountain range consists of several mountain peaks and is one of the most beautiful Croatian mountain. The richness of plant and animal life is evident everywhere. The mountain is named after the lynx, which resides in its forests. Under Risnjak river flows Kupa, one of the cleanest rivers in the Republic of Croatia.
The most significant peaks are Risnjak: Large Paklenica, height 1528 m, Snjeznik, height 1506 m, northern Mali since 1434 we Risnjak southern Mali Risnjak, 1448 m high.
Risnjak belongs to the Dinaric mountain range. It has a mountain climate with much rain and mountain closest to the threshold between Pannonia and the Mediterranean, about thirty kilometers wide.
National Sjeverni Velebit
National Park North Velebit, the Croatian national park, declared on 9 June 1999. year.
The diversity of karst phenomena, and plant and animal life are only part of the special nature of this whole picture. Inside the park there is a strict reserve and Rozanski Rozanski Cook, Luke’s Cave – one of the deepest cave in the world (discovered in 1999.), A botanical reserve “Visibaba” the habitats of the endemic Croatian sibiraea (Sibiraea altaiensis ssp. Croat), forest reserve Borov top, botanical reserve Zavizan Balinovac-great-hair and the famous Velebit Botanical garden. In the extreme south there is a special reserve of forest vegetation Stirovaca.
The park is criss-crossed with numerous hiking trails, the most famous Premuziceva trail.
The park is 109 sq/km.