Lonjsko polje is beautiful at any time of the year

Flood, mud, sounds of pigs squealing as they walk in the field, flooded lawns, peace and quiet - all this awaits you in Lonjsko polje Nature Park these winter days. This is why wellies and rubber boots are a must have if you plan to visit this protected area.

Photo: Croatian Photo Association, Source: PP Lonjsko Polje

Lonjsko Polje Nature Park is one of the largest and best preserved natural floodplains in Europe. Every year, the waters of the Sava River and its tributaries pour into Lonjsko, Poganovo and Mokro polje. Thanks to such periodic flooding, this area is a unique treasure of biological diversity not only in Croatia, but on the entire Old Continent. Also, this area is the habitat for more than two-thirds of the total number of bird species in Croatia and one of the most important spawning grounds for river fish in the entire Danube basin.

PP Lonjsko polje, author: Tomislav Koran

If you are visiting the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, it is recommended that you first come to one of the four visitor centers: Repusnica, Crappies, Osekovo or Chigoch where the staff will give you information and plenty of practical advice on where to go and what to do in Lonjsko polje.

Lonjsko polje Nature Park
PC Osekovo, Author: Andreja Folnović
Lonjsko polje Nature Park
PC Osekovo, Author: Andreja Folnović

Lonjsko polje nature park more and more discovered by lovers of active life and nature. Currently, the most popular program for families with children is the u Visitor Center Osekovo. It is held indoors, so it is also suitable for rainy or colder periods. After visiting the Osekovo Visitor Center, we recommend visiting one of the hiking trails located near the Repušnica and Krapje Visitor Centers or the Lonjsko polje retention in Mužilovčica.

Info, photo: PP Lonjsko polje


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