NP Krka presented a new lookout in the Čikola canyon

first_imgOn the occasion of the International River Day, March 14, the Krka National Park Public Institution presents a newly renovated slaughterhouse and lookout in the Čikola canyon with a view of this exceptional karst river, which, cramped with limestone rocks, is fighting drought. The lookout is located on the right bank of Čikola, right next to the road that leads from the direction of Šibenik to Pakovo selo, and the invested funds are HRK 292.891,65.By the way, the river Čikola is the largest tributary of the river Krka. It springs near the village of Čavoglave in the Dalmatian hinterland, and in Krk it flows above Skradinski buk, so that the lower part of its course is within the boundaries of the Krka National Park. With the raising of the travertine barrier of Skradinski Buk, thirteen kilometers of the Krka River and three kilometers of the Čikola River were submerged, creating the most unusual landscape in Croatia, which makes the island of Kalički Busen even more special. Krk from the mouth of Čikola.Photo: NP KrkaČikola flows through Petrovo polje and the town of Drniš, and through the canyon that leads it to Krka, into which it flows above Skradinski buk. At the mouth of the Čikola there is a natural phenomenon: a spring in the shape of Lake Torak. Although it is a spring, due to its round shape, the Torak looks more like a lake, so we call it a lake spring. Its diameter is 150 m, depth 30 m, and the source is located at the bottom of the lake. This karst spring amazes with its beauty precisely because of its unusual position at the confluence of two rivers and the characteristic flora of the grasslands and shrubs that surround it.NP Krka is developing step by step from year to year and raises the quality of the entire National Park, and they are one of the few positive examples of how NP and PP should be developed sustainably and strategically.Related news: NEW HIKING TRAIL GORIŠ – TUESDAY IN KRKA NATIONAL PARK OPENEDlast_img