National park Risnjak

RISNJAK NATIONAL PARK
Unique flora and fauna on a small stretch of land, on 6,400 ha of exquisite forest-covered area with more than thirty specific plant communities, ten diverse forest associations and sub-associations, an educational path in the length of 4,200 m, a mountaineer lodge, a restaurant meeting the taste of the most demanding gourmets, and visitor accommodation facilities. The air distance from the highest summit of the national park, namely Veliki Risnjak (1,528) to the sea is 15 km, and the distance to the source of the Kupa River is 8 km. Hence, there are extreme climatic differences on an air distance of only 23 km. These differences are what makes Risnjak, a mountain higher than all other areas between the land and the sea belonging to the national park on which the sharp Alpine air, the tame Adriatic region, the continental features of the Panonnian Valley and the mountain coolness of the Dinarides intersect, so special. Everyone should visit the quiet and picturesque valley of Leska, Suha Rječina, the interesting Viljska ponikva sinkhole, the Lazac meadow, Mali Risnjak, the thick and vast spruce forest-covered spaces – Smrekovac and Bijele stijene (White Cliffs) - a wealth of rocky arches… There are numerous entrances to the park but the only right way for exploring this national park is the one leading from the Administration Building, where professional help, guides and topographic charts will help you choose exactly what you wish to see.

More information is available at:
www.risnjak.hr

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