Lower lakes (Donja jezera), Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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    The Lower Lakes

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 12, 2012

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    This is panoramic view of the two Lower lakes, Kaludjerovac and Milanovac, in between of which stands the natural barriere with the Great Cascades and so-called Šupljara.
    The walking tour starts along the right shore of the lake Kaludjerovac and continues across the natural barriere turning along the left shore of the lake Milanovac.

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    by the Kaluderovac lake

    by picek Updated Jan 20, 2011

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    Kaluderovac belongs to Lower group of lakes and it's the first one you'll see if your entry is through Northern gates to NP (Entry 1). You'll descend onto some 508 meters above sea level, to see the lake which max. depth is 14 meters. Lots of people stop here to admire the fish and birds and ducks in crystal clear water. Some are feeding them, but you're discouraged to do so.

    Like most of lakes here, it has impressive turqoise color and if you continue along wooden path you will enter some lovely views towards the Great waterfall.

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    Plitvice lower lakes

    by aukahkay Updated Oct 11, 2010
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    Plitvice’s 16 lakes are divided into the Upper Lakes (gornja jezera) and the Lower Lakes (donja jezera). The park officially has two entrances, each with ticket windows and snack and gift shops. Put on your best walking shoes—Plitvice’s system of trails and boardwalks makes it easy for you to get close to the park’s beauty.

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    Lower Lakes

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 30, 2007

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    The lower lakes consist of a series of small pools and lakes with some nice streams running alongside the pathways. There is a also a small elevated cave here which you can climb up to. You can walk up the road at P3 on the lower lake end of Jezero Kozjack to get some spectactular views of the lower lakes from atop the cliffs.

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    Ferry Ride On Lower Lake

    by Mikebb Updated Jun 12, 2006

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    A ferry ride is the perfect way to view the scenery, and what a perfect day to be on the water with a clear sky and sun to help keep us warm. We caught the ferry after lunch from the restaurant area on the side of the lake. There is a large restaurant and outside this restaurant are 6 or 7 small stalls operated by local peasants selling home made local foods which were the favourite for our group.

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    Some Waterfalls on Lower Lakes

    by Mikebb Updated Jun 12, 2006

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    Wherever you walked you could always hear running water, often you would feel the fine spray in the air as water fell down a nearby waterfall.The ice had now gone from the boardwalk but it was still chilly and we appreciated any sun which filtered through the tree canopy. The brisk walk kept us warm and the beauty of the area was outstanding, everywhere you looked you could see something to capture your interest, the bubbling streams which quickly turned into ponds containing petrified twigs and leaves, the colours were beautiful.

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    One more look ....

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Velike kaskade

    Everyone has this picture on their pages and I won't be an exception. This is the view of the Big Cascades from the path leading on top of the cliff where, if you take the Red Route, you board the shuttle bus that will now take you to its central station close to Entrance 2.

    If you take any of the routes leading from Entrance 1 this will be a breathtaking first sight of the lakes that you will see.

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    Novakovica Brod

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Novakovica brod

    Novakovica Brod (Novakovic's boat) lake is the last in the row of sixteen pearls, separated from Kaludjerovac lake by only 2-metres high travertine barrier.

    It is just two fabulous waterfalls that happen downstream and then the water symphony calms down in the waters of river Korana, running northwards to Karlovac.

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    Kaludjerovac

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Kaludjerovac

    Lake Kaludjerovac is situated right downstream from the Big Cascades, and is one of the largest of the Lower Lakes. Right above the lake more than 40-metres high cliff rises and there are some nice observation points up there.

    Kaludjerovac got its name from Serbian word for a Monk (Kaludjer) - it is said that some monks used to live in caves above the lake.

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    Velike kaskade

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    The Big Cascades

    At the end of Gavanovac lake we find The Big Cascades (Velike kaskade) - a spectacular line of travertine cascades covered with rich vegetation. The wooden path leads over the cascades and makes a loop very close to them so it is a great experience (although it can be wet sometimes).

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    Gavanovac

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    A certain rich men (Gavan) did not drown here, luckily, but Gavanovac lake was named after his treasure that supposedly dissapeared in its waters.

    It is also surrounded by high cliffs and although not very deep (only 10 metres) its bottom still hides many secrets like hidden caves or even underground channels where waters find their alternative way from the lake to the misterious underground world of karst caves and channels.

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    Slap Milke Trnine

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Milka Trnina waterfall

    Milka Trnina was famous opera singer from Croatia and back in 1897 she donated a substantial sum of money to the "Society for the Protection and Embellishment of the Plitvice Lakes".

    This beautiful waterfall (slap in Croatian) that divides lake Milanovac from lake Gavanovac was named after her - a small sign of gratitude for the good friend of the Lakes.

    (Yes, this waterfall sings as well - make sure to stop and listen for few moments).

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    Milanovac

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Milanovac lake

    Going northbound along the Red Route we arrive to Milanovac - the first of the Lower lakes. One story says that another shepherd called Mile drowned here, but let's believe another story that it got its name after a certain Mile who one owned a mill by the lakeside.

    Milanovac is the largest of the lower lakes, surrounded by 20 metres and higher cliffs and if you are still fresh for some climbing you can go up there for some nice views. There are some caves in the limestone as well.

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    Between Gavanovac & Milanovac

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    The area between Gavanovac and Milanovac Lakes is rich of crystal clear water, cascades and waterfalls.
    I suggest you to take off your shoes here and walk through the water, it is amazing feeling.

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    The Lower Lakes - Šupljara

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    The crossing path in between Kaludjerovac and Milanovac, turn on the left to visit the bear cave or streight on in direction of Milanovac Lake. Sometimes in the autumn or winter time, when the lakes are rich of water, you might need umbrella when passing by.

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