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Jezero Kozjak, Plitvica Lakes - Croatia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arne1
N 44° 53.294 E 015° 36.719
33T E 548327 N 4970716
Quick Description: Kozjak Lake, the largest of the Plitvice Lakes
Location: Croatia
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 11:46:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMDYA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member laranja
Views: 21

Long Description:
?Croatia's first National park established in 1949 covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. Ranging in altitude from 367 m (Koranski most) to 1279 m (Seliški vrh) above sea level. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its "outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action". The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.
The park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. About eight km of pathways and wooden walking trails around lakes are accessible to visitors. Trails are descending from an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level.

LAKE KOZJAK (JeZero Kozjak): Lake Kozjak, the parks largest lake, sits between the Lower and the Upper Lakes. The 20 minute boat ride between the two halves of the park gives you a chance to admire the scenery. You can take an evening stroll from boat dock 1 along the shore of the lake.
Lake Type: Other

Coordinates location: scenic lookout

Max. Length: 3000m

Max. Depth: 47m

Surface area: 81.5ha

Parking / trail head: N 44° 53.018 E 015° 37.450

Website: [Web Link]

Max. Width: Not listed

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