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Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls. Created over thousands of years by water moving over limestone and chalk, these lakes sparkle brightly from vistas high above and from pathways running alongside. Surrounded by thick forests, the lush park is home to a variety of wildlife, including wolves, bears, and rare birds. However, with over one million visitors to the park every year, the fauna keeps its distance from the big crowds. The park features 18 km (11 mi) of wooden footbridges and trails built during Yugoslav rule for hiking, or you can use buses and boats. Plitvice Lakes National Park is in Central Croatia. Add Plitvice Lakes National Park and other destinations to your itinerary using our Croatia attractions planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Where to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park

The most convenient way to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park is to rent a private room or apartment from one of the local families. Check the tourist office for a list of registered owners, or look for signs posted in front of private houses. The nearby town of Korana offers a well-organized campground, with clean restrooms and a small convenience store. For the most luxurious lodging options look to the few hotels located near the park's entrance, which offer spacious rooms and complimentary parking.
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