Risnjak National Park

On your way from Rijeka towards inland Croatia, you'll reach the region of Gorski Kotar. Situated only 15 km from the coastline, the most important location of the region is Risnjak National Park.

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On your way from Rijeka towards inland Croatia, you’ll reach the region of Gorski Kotar. Situated only 15 km from the coastline, the most important location of the region is Risnjak National Park. The Risnjak area was proclaimed a national park in 1953 due to its outstanding beauty and numerous natural phenomena. The 64 km² area is a place where multiple natural phenomena of specific beauty, rainforest stretches, untouched mountain peaks, preserved meadows, and specific hydrography and forms of Dinaric karst come together. Along with Risnjak and Snježnik mountain ranges, which are every mountain lover’s dream come true, the park is a home to a natural monument – the source of river Kupa with its upper course. A steep trail will take you to the source in a 30 minutes walk, starting in the small village of Razloge, where ‘Montane House of Knowledge’ is situated. It is a visitors’ center where you will be introduced to the upper course of river Kupa – one of the most beautiful Croatian valleys. The longer trail will take you up the stream to a place called Hrvatsko, and you can also reach the source in a two-hours walk passing through the village of Kupari, where another small visitors’ center is located – ‘the Birthplace of Kupa’, where you can learn all about the river, its tributaries and hamlets, and the traditions of the local community. During your visit to Risnjak National Park, you should by all means walk the Leska Educational Trail, which is easy to reach from the Crni Lug side. An array of exquisite natural and cultural details, assembled along only 4,5 kilometers, represent a wonderful opportunity to get to know the nature and contents of this national park.

If you want to experience the National park not just by walking through the National park paths…

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We suggest you take a mountain bike ride where you will surely enjoy the silence and odour of the forest. On the Risnjak National Park map, which can be bought in the guest-house in Crni Lug/Bijela Vodica, in info-points Bijela Vodica and Razloge as well as in the mountain hut on Risnjak, are marked cycle tracks, from the shortest routes of 4.2 km up to the longest of 40 km.

If you would like to experience the park’s fauna more closely, especially the large animals, we have prepared special places for game observation for you. Come, listen and merge with the nature…

Fishermen, we invite you to join us in sports fishing along the rich Kupa River’s waters.
The fishing season starts on 15th May. Clear…

Lokvarsko Lake