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National Park Plitvice Lakes

What is useful to know if you want to visit the National Park Plitvice Lakes?

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Entrance fee

January, February, March, November, Decembre April, May, June, Septembre, Octobre July, August
Adults 55 kn 110 kn 180 kn
Children 7 – 18 years 35 kn 55 kn 80 kn

Entrance and Parking:

The park has two entrances with large parking areas (fee 7 kuna/hour), at the entrances you find maps with predefined tour/routes which you can follow: (See entrance on map below)

Entrance 1 is starting point for program A, B, C and K (which is the largest tour).

  • A (2-3h) is lower parts of national park, only walking
  • B (3-4h) is lower part of national park including sailing on lake Kozjak
  • C (4-6h) Walking, bus to upper parts of national park and sailing on lake Kozjak
  • K (6-8h) Walking around Whole national park.

Entrance 2 is starting point for program E, H, F and K.

  • E (2-3h) Upper parts of national park, only walking
  • F (3-4h) Like B tour. Only different starting point
  • H (4-6h) Like C tour. Only different starting point
  • K (6-8h) Walking around Whole national park.

plitvice-in-beatiful-autumn-colors

When is the best time to visit park:

National Park Plitvice Lakes is a beautiful sight whole year, so I can’t really recommend best time to visit, in the summer the park has around 11.000 visitors a day so I can get a bit crowded, so I personally prefer to visit the park at other times of the year.

Here you can see our summer photos of the park: Plitvice Summer photos

Here you can see some autumn photos of the Park Plitvice Autumn and  you can see photos from our Winter visit to Plitvice here

Getting to Plitvice Lakes

The easist way of getting to Plitvice is with car, alternative you have direct buses from Zagreb, Split and Zadar. From more or less any coastal city you have organized bus daytrips to the national park. (see map below)

Staying overnight at Plitvice:

Hotels:

plitvice-my-taking-fotosThe park runs a number of hotels which are situated by the entrances to the park, so by staying overnight here you have the National park at your “doorstep”. – But you also pay for that!!

Campsite:

6 km north of entrance in the city/area Korana you have a large campsite. With 42 “bungalows”, 550 camping units on a land plot of 35 hectares.

Private accommodation and hostels:

The cheapest option for an overnight stay is private accommodation or hostel, in the area around National Park Plitvice Lakes, there are plenty of private accommodations to choose between; personally I like to stay in Korona which is beautiful area 6 km from entrance nr.1, here you have pure nature, small waterfalls outside the window and here you might ending up looking first hand at a bear!!!

Plitvice

Plitvice

Plitvice

Here is where we stayed at our last sommer visit to National Park Plitvice Lakes:

You can contact owner at info(at)sankorana.com, his name is Ivica.

korana-area-where-we-stayed.jpg

Other thinks which might be useful to know.

  • No need to say you need to bring some good walking shoes, around the park you will walk on wooden paths, with lots of short steps, so good footwear is a must.
  • Bring plenty of water and consider bringing your own lunch; you can buy food and drinks at the park, but prices are relatively high and in summer I can get crowded at the park restaurants.
  • Notice the park is very clean, so do yours to keep it that way, there are plenty of garbage dumpsters.
  • Stay at that marked paths, mind you are in park with wild animals, like bears, wolves and 19 different kinds of snakes.

Map Plivice, entrances and bus stops:

View Plitvice in a larger map

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