The colour of Kozjal Lake looks just amazing, the picture was taken at the beginning of the lake at the position where ends the wooden path in between Milanovac and Kozjak.
I did this picture with the classical camera and Kodak film of 100ASA.
The other pictures displaying here are made by DSLR camera.
Beautiful and still water of Kozjak lake at the position where the surrounding hills mirrors in the water. It is where cluster of the upper lakes is starting, right with the Kozjal Lake.
If you are still following the Red Route then the ferry ride will end in Kozjacka Draga, where the P3 boat stop is situated.
Here there is a small excursion centre with toilets, souvenir shopm restaurant and open-air food stalls where you can sit for a while and have a lunch or a light snack before continuing to the Lower lakes.
All the routes criss-cross at Kozjak lake making it very busy during the summer days. There are two ferry lines that cross the lake. Boats are electric, and made with special noise reduction so that natural ecosystem wouldn't be harmed.
The boat ride is included in the price of your ticket and in fact this is usually the only place where your ticket will be inspected. The longer ride takes approximately 10 minutes and this is usually a nice rest from the walking.
Kozjak lake is the largest of the lakes, and it divides the lakes into Upper and Lower ones. It also got its name after creatures that drowned here - apparently one winter 30 young goats (Koza in Croatian) drowned here while trying to escape from the wolves over the thick ice.
Actually, Kozjak was consisted of two lakes but since the downstream travertine barrier grew faster the upper one was left overflooded and one single lake was formed.
In the middle there is a tiny island named after princess Stefanija who visited the lakes in 1888.
The tour include a crossing of the main lake with an electrical powered boat...The trip is gorgeous, you can see the blue coloured lake, the surrounding trees, the sky, the fish and...the ducks :)
Another favourite part of the Plitvice trip is taking the electric boat on the main lake. It was pretty chilly, but our feet needed some rest after some three hours of walking.
And you can always admire the lake, the forest and the skies
This is the ferry on Lake Jezer0 Kozjak that runs along the lake between P2-P3. The ride is about 5 minutes long. At the landings at P1 and P3 there are several places to buy food and drink (also bathrooms) and there are also several local women who have set up stalls to sell home made produce.
In the Jezero Kozjak lake there is a ferry, or rather two ferries that run between several points. They are labeled P1, P2 and P3. Here Zohara is waiting for the ferry that runs between P2 and P1 to cross to the bus station.
There are boats to transport you to the other side of the lake or river. The fee is included in the purchased ticket to explore the park.
So, take the advantage of that.
On the boat, you can see more scenic waterfalls & flowing streams around Plitvice National Park.
The boats are driven by electric batteries in order to preserve the park.
The ticket you buy also includes one round trip of the lake. These boats are very combatable and very frequent in summer. I am not sure about the wintertime but in summer you could face a queue of people waiting to get into those boats.
Plitvice is geared towards the environment. To walk the trails of Plitvice, you must take eletric powered boats or electric trams to/from the main land. By the way, there is no smoking allowed on the boat, or the dock (many people do this and it's very disturbing).
Lake Kozjak is midway between the lower and upper lakes and the point where one gets on a ferry to shuttle between the lower and upper lakes.
Jezero Kozjak is the largest lake on the national park pathways. I think its probably the least attractive too. You can walk around the outside of the lake or take a boat from the lower lakes.
The scene from the boat crossing is very breathtaking. The water itself is alluring and top of that the surrounding hills make the atmosphere very charismatic.