The Lower Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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#4 of 11 in Nature in Central Croatia
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Enjoy the vibrant colors, crystal clear waters, and waterfalls of The Lower Lakes in Plitvice National Park. The transparent aquamarine lakes are filled to the brim with freshwater fish, and tumble into each other in a series of picturesque falls. Explore the gorge that extends into the river Korana, ducking into the numerous caves along the way. A network of well-maintained walking paths lets you choose your route, with different lengths and challenge levels. Many of the trails involve a boat ride along the way, included in the admission fee. Keep in mind that the attraction can get quite crowded between mid-morning and mid-afternoon. For The Lower Lakes and beyond, use our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation generator to get the most from your Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation.
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  • I really recommend that you skip the boats and walk around the lakes, as well as avoid all queues and waiting times and there are much less people. You also get a completely different experience.  more »
  • Stayed for 1 night as part of a tour, set in the middle of the national park our room had a lovely balcony with mountain views and birds singing in the trees. Lovely food in the restaurant and a nice ...  more »
  • The lower Lakes of the park are beautiful. The beautiful colors of the water and the forest and the fish that seem to float in the clear water. Also seen multiple Pike. The lower Lakes eyes bigger but outside the largest waterfall in the park I have the idea that something less waterfalls than in upper part. The higher Lakes eyes what rougher.
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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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