Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s true natural gems, and to help preserve it, the park’s management today announced visitor restrictions for one of the most visited parts of the park.
Krešimir Šakić, Director of Krka National Park, today announced that a limit to the number of visitors allowed in Skradinski buk at one time has been put in place.
Skradinski buk has a is a large, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. It is the lowest of the three sets of waterfalls formed along the Krka river.
Because of the wealth and variety of geomorphological forms, vegetation, and the various effects caused by the play of light on the whirlpools, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful calcium carbonate waterfalls in Europe.
On Friday it was announced that a maximum of 10,000 visitors will only be permitted at one time at Skradinski buk, a measure put in place to not put too much pressure on the natural phenomenon as well as for safety reasons.
Those visitors who turned up when there are 10,000 people already at Skradinski buk waterfall, will have to wait and will be directed to less busy parts of the park in the meantime.
National Parks are one of Croatia’s strongest brands, with over 3.5 million visitors to them last year. With most of this traffic happening in July and August, Krka decided it was time to enforce controls.
Krka National Park celebrated its 32nd birthday since it was declared a National Park this year. It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities.
Krka National Park is named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in the Šibenik-Knin county.