Krka National Park
KRKA NATIONAL PARK
Krka National Park is located in Šibenik-Knin County and covers an area of 109 km2 of the most beautiful course of Krka River and the lower course of Čikola River.
It is an area of exceptional and multiple natural values, and includes one or more preserved or slightly modified ecosystems. The park has a scientific, cultural, educational and recreational purpose, and because of its beauty it attracts many tourists.
The Krka is about 72,5 km long and is the 22nd largest river in Croatia. It springs at the foot of Dinara, 3,5 km notheast of Knin. With seven traventine waterfalls and a total drop of 224 m, Krka is a natural phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
On January 24, 1985, the area was declared a national park.
Skradinski buk is the longest travertine barrier on the Krka River and also the longest travertine barrier in Europe. It is one of the most unusal and beautiful landscapes of the Krka National Park. A 1900 m long circular educational path leades around the waterfall, on which movement is one-way. There are restaurants and souvenir shops on the trail.
The main entrance to national park is the Lozovac entrance. It can be reached by road from the direction of Šibenik, Skradin, Drniš or Knin. From the highway at the Šibenik exit, head in the direction of NP „Krka“. The beginning of the hiking trail that leads around Skradinski buk can be reached from the Lozovac entrance via a 4 km long paved road. It can be used by buses and cars. Also, an 875 m long pedestrian path leads to Skradinski buk, which is entered to the left of the ramp at the entrance to the Park. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be on a leash at all times. At the entrance to the park, there is a restaurant. Free parking and a toilet, as well as a charging station for electric vehicles.