Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • Plitvice Lakes - The Water is Everywhere!  - © Lassi Kurkijarvl
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  • Plitvice Lakes - Big Waterfall - ©  Lassi Kurkijarvl
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Casper
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Casper
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Glenn Forbes
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Zhelen
  • Plitvice Lakes (HR) - © Simone Zucchelli
  • Plitvice
  • Plitvice Lakes  - © Aitor Salaberria
  • Plitvice Lakes - © Aitor Salaberria

Key information: Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • A series of gorgeous and fascinating lakes, waterfalls and rushes, set in beautiful landscape.
  • While this is a popular  tourist destination, the motivated walker can achieve a degree of isolation.

  • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating86
  • Note: Negs: popularity in high season

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,280m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Plitvice Lakes - Big Waterfall - ©  Lassi Kurkijarvl

WALK SUMMARY

The fascinating World's Most Amazing Places, a compendium of World Heritage Sites; says:

"Plitvice Lakes National Park contains a series of outstandingly beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. There are approximately twenty interlinked lakes between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica Mountain. The park's features were formed over thousands of years by the waters flowing over the limestone and chalk and depositing barriers of travertine rock, in the process creating natural dams; these in turn created lakes, caves and waterfalls. The dense forests of the park are rich in wildlife and are home to brown bears, wolves and many rare bird species." 

There are a lot of excellent and varied walks to be made in this gorgeous and fascinating landscape. The ideal would be to devise a suitable circuit. It is a popular tourist destination (understandably).  Stretches of duckboard are unavoidable so you will need to walk someway to 'get away!'

You won't travel to Croatia for this, but it is not to be missed if in the region.

See useful websites:

http://www.nomadtravellers.com/backpacking/99-hiking/170-hiking-in-croatia-our-experience-at-plitvice-lakes-national-park

http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/index.php/croatia-destinations/plitvice-lakes/

Have a look at the dreaded TripAdvisor . You should get good, current views on this area.

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WILLIAM MACKESY'S ACCOUNT
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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

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COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

Name: fejzulla
Posted on: 04/10/2015
Too cloudy in summer time 


Walko say THANK you Fezjulla. Anyone else got views?

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Plitvice Lakes - ©Casper

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