Lake Lokvarsko

Istria  >  Croatia

Big artificial lake that is surrounded by coniferous and deciduous forests. A circular trail of 18 km runs around the lake.

Added* by Aleksandra Jovanic-Sinko
Most recent update 25 May 2022


Lake Lokvarsko (Lokvarsko Jezero) is an artificial lake covering over 2 square kms and 40 m deep. The beautiful forested slopes that border the lake are rich in birds and hold for example different species of woodpecker, including Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Wryneck and Black Woodpecker. Among the other birds you can encounter around Lake Lokvarsko are Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Pygmy Cormorant, Cuckoo, Common Raven, Coal Tit, Crested Tit, European Bee-eater, Black Stork, Wryneck, Golden Oriole and European Honey-buzzard.



A beautiful 18 km circular trail runs around the reservoir. You can choose to walk the complete trail, or only do parts of it. Although there is no real starting point for entering the Lokvarsko Lake trail, you can join it from the bridge below the village of Zelin Mrzlovodički. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The Lokvarsko Lake trail is a long but easy route that takes an average of 5 hours to complete.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Forest



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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