Zagreb - Veliki Risnjak - Lokvar Lake - Lokvarka Cave - Zagreb
Where are National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar?
- National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar are located in the north-western part of Gorski kotar, in the most forested part of Croatia, not far from the Slovenian border.
- National Park Risnjak with its 63 square kilometers stretches through some of the most beautiful Croatian counties: Primorsko-Goranska and Lika-Senjska.
Why visit National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar?
- Because Lokvar lake is at a height of 770 meters above sea level, the highest lake in Croatia, and Risnjak is the third oldest national park and one of the oldest in all of SE Europe.
- Because the peak of Risnjak at a height of 1528 m offers a view of the Adriatic Sea, the Julian Alps and the entire Gorski Kotar that will be etched in your memory, and you will definitely want to see it once again.
- Because Risnjak, due to its geographical isolation, is one of the least visited national parks in Croatia, thanks to which it has been preserved nature as it once was.
- Because on lake Lokvar you can hear some of the best fishing stories, but certainly one that is true. About the largest caught californian rout in the world a 138 cm long and weighing as much as 25.4 kg.
What are Risnjak National Park and lake Lokvar hiding?
- National Park Risnjak it is home to the only big wild cat in Europe. You guessed it, lynx after which the park got its name. Unfortunately, less than 60 individuals live in Croatia today, but some of them have found their home in Risnjak.
- With more than 1100 plant species, 100 bird species, 90 butterfly species and more than 10 large mammal species National Park Risnjak is a true paradise for all nature lovers.
- During hot summer days, National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar offer real refreshment and rest from the city heat.
- For all lovers of sport fishing, Lake Lokvar has something to offer rich underwater life, and some of the fish that found their home in it are: trout, pike, carp, chub, and sunfish.