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Paklenica National Park

Part of Velebit mountain range, located in Lika region

This park covers the Velebit mountain, including some of the tallest peaks in the range. On one side it's facing the Adriatic Sea, while the other side is facing inland, towards Lika region.

Paklenica Park is home to two canyons, Velika and Mala Paklenica, which challenge both hikers and climbers.

Paklenica National Park
Some of the tallest mountain peaks in Croatia can be found in Paklenica National Park, which is part of Velebit mountain range, in Lika region.

The park, itself, is rather small when compared to some of Croatia's other parks, but it offers big enjoyment. Incredible plant and animal life await, including red deer, wild boar, roe deer, wolves, bears, lynx and chamois. Hikers and mountain lovers, as well as animal watchers will have an incredible time here.

A mountain park

Paklenica National Park is predominantly a mountain park, featuring the peaks of Vaganski Vrh and Sveto Brdo with a large cross on the top. Vaganski Vrh is the tallest peak of the Velebit mountain range, reaching 1.757m in height. The snow covers the peak for much of the year, starting in September and staying until June.

Beech and black pine forests cover much of the area, while deep canyons and ridges cut across it. This is one of the most geographically diverse parks in the country and actually begins at the seaside and runs inland until it terminates at the mountains.

The Paklenica covers some of the most picturesque areas of the country, with magnificent forests and extraordinary rock formations. In addition to earlier mentioned canyons of Mala Paklenica and Velika Paklenica, there is also Veliki Kuk ridge, as one of many highlights in this national park.

Velebit mountains view from the port of Split
Velebit mountains can be seen from the port of Split, Croatia's 2nd largest city.
Paklenica park is part of this large mountain range.

  Croatia's National Parks

Brijuni National Park
Brijuni National Park

Kornati National Park
Kornati National Park

Krka National Park
Krka National Park

Mljet National Park
Mljet National Park

North Velebit National Park
North Velebit National Park
Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park
Plitvice National Park
Plitvice National Park
Risnjak National Park
Risnjak National Park

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