Endless possibilities for nature lovers. From crystal clear waters of the river Gacka to rugged peaks of Croatia's beloved mountain Velebit.
The region of Gacka was inhabited in prehistoric times. The oldest site in the Gacka region from this period is located in Pećina in Lešće. The traces of charred bones of wild animals and bones with clearly visible traces of stone tools reveal the presence of humans from the Mesolithic period - the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic.
National and nature parks near otočac
what Can you Catch?
From the fish species, Gacka is renowned for its brown trout (Salmo trutta), truly being a mecca for all passionate anglers. Because of the abundance of food, the brown trout of Gacka grows 5-7 times faster than in any other trout water in the world. The largest specimens of the Gacka's trout have been known to grow up to 5 kg. The angling season on the Gacka River opens from 1st of March and closes on October 31st.
common Trout species in river gacka
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The Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) has created a useful interactive map including the marked active Covid-19 cases which can be found here.