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Paklenica National Park

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Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the...more
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Paklenicka ulica | B.b., Starigrad-Paklenica 23244, Croatia
+385 23 369 803
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

One of the most impressive parts of Croatia: a national park for a reason, for sure! One of the deepest canyons in the world, dug by such a lovely little creek... Wow!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sanja K
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We went here for one day. Beautiful park which is very popular for mountain climbing, but also very nice for walking trails. Directions in park can be a bit vague/unclear, so better take a map from the visitors center. If you are early (we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacquelinevdhaar
Reviewed 22 October 2018

You pay to enter but it is well worth the fee. The park is beautiful and well maintained. The paths are well marked and points of interest highlighted. The area is a walkering and climbing paradise with 500 climbing pitches. For the mere mortals among...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stephenhS231PV
Reviewed 20 October 2018

take your camera, good trekking shoes..and enjoy. From entrance to the peak (Vaganski vrh) awesome scenery are exchanging in front of you. Avoid Lipa staza (rolling pebble!!), quench thirst at Marasovac spring, and rest at Struge shelter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pompea7
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Hiked the gorge with beautiful karst formations and spectacular views. Really not too far from Starigrad but you feel miles away.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty easy stroll up from the main road to the park. Don’t forget to book at the restaurant in the village which is the best place in the area Impressive rock formations are great all the way up to what is unofficially reported to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kevin-woodhams
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was excellent having this national park just behind the hotel. It was a beautiful back drop and also amazing to walk up it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We stayed near and decided to visit the morning we were starting our drive home. We enjoyed it so much we spent must of the day here! However, I must echo what others have said about information, there doesn't seem to be a great deal....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DevonWoolf
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Spent an afternoon visiting the park from entrance one. Make sure you wear good grip footwear as boulders can be slippy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindasmyth20
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were a mixed-ability group: 4 adventurous 20-somethings (1 with exercise induced asthma), 1 fit 60-something, and 1 unfit 50-something. Please be aware the timings given on the signage should be multiplied by 3. We were hurrying to get to the cave which wasn't wise...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ethan S
14 August 2018|
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Response from supereks | Reviewed this property |
I do not think camping is permitted in the park. Actually, as best as I know, in Croatia it is illegal to camp anywhere except in official approved camping spots, which are usually not free. So, even if someone lets you... More
Laureen S
31 July 2017|
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Response from richard s | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of any lakes , but the beach is close to the entrance . Mind the heat ! Sam
29 June 2017|
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Response from TimB5971 | Reviewed this property |
There's no lakes in the park. You can dip into the river or, even better, go for a swim in the sea, which is richt by the entrance.
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