ČORKOVA UVALA One of the last European junlges


The experience of the Plitvice Lakes National Park would not be complete without getting acquainted with forest ecosystems covering over three-quarters of its surface.

One of the last preserved virgin forests in Europe is Čorkova uvala (cove), named after the long-forgotten village which once existed right at its border. Now only few of its remains can be seen.

Čorkova uvala is a part of the Plitvice Lakes National Park where it holds a special status. Today, cove’s most frequent visitors are explorers and nature observers. Since Čorkova uvala is a virgin forest, everything that happens inside is how nature intended it, there is no outside influence.


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VISIT ONE OF THE LAST EUROPEAN #JUNGLES Take a walk through a jungle where the trees are 50 m high and 500 years old. In the north-western corner of Plitvice National Park lies an untouched beech and fir forest called Čorkova Uvala. All the life in the #jungle goes on without any human interference making it the perfect spot to experience such a unique ecosystem. #CroatiaFullOfLife #Croatia #TLPicks #PlitviceLakes #UNESCO #CorkovaUvala #Ignature #Nature #Natureza #Natgeotravel #nationalgeographic #photoblogger #PhotoOfTheDay Photo by @aleksandargospic #EpicWeek in Croatia 🇭🇷 101 things to do in Croatia Choose 7 out of 101 things to do in Croatia and #win a trip of a lifetime!

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Educational trails bring this forest ecosystem closer to the visitors. Trails lead through large forest complexes and mountain meadows with wonderful viewpoints. Information panels along the trails provide information to visitors about forest ecosystems and other natural and cultural features of the area

Virgin forest Čorkova uvala is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. The richness of flora is testified by the so far known 1,267 plant species, of which 75 are endemic, and as many as 55 different species of orchids. Previous research in the park area found 321 species of butterflies, 161 species of birds and 21 species of bats, which only indicates the wealth of wildlife. Of the large predators, the most attractive inhabitant of the Plitvice forests is the brown bear.

If you get the opportunity to stay near Čorkova uvala, you should definitely make most of it and have a visit.

PHOTO: Saborsko.net Mario Matovina