Lake Vrana is a beautiful natural attraction located in northern Croatia. Surrounded by rolling hills and flat plains, the lake offers a peaceful atmosphere that attracts visitors from all over who come to appreciate the tranquility and serenity of nature. With a size of 12.3 km², Lake Vrana is the largest natural lake in Croatia. It is fed by various nearby rivers, including Tekela, Misnjica, Kupa, and Željava stream. This network of rivers contributes to the intake of water from the surrounding area and the impressive outflow from the lake.
In terms of its general size, shape, and features, Lake Vrana has a fairly uniform shape. It is mainly oval and has a maximum width of 1.5 km. With depths of up to 39 meters, the lake is quite deep and is home to a wide array of fish species, making it a popular destination for anglers and other water sports enthusiasts. Set among a scenic backdrop of rolling mountains and hills, Lake Vrana is the center of a vast protected area, surrounded by dense forests and various protected plant species. Its vegetation is extremely diverse and includes fields of Empetrum nigrum, Vaccinium myrtillus, and Genista tinctoria.
Lake Vrana is also home to several aquatic animal species, such as carp and pike, and serves as an important migratory stop for a variety of birds, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. The shoreline of Lake Vrana is steep and rocky, except for certain marshland areas that harbor a variety of wetland plants. There are many bathing beaches and a range of camping and picnic sites scattered around the lake, providing visitors with the opportunity to fully enjoy nature.
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