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The source of the Korana River is located in one of the most magnificent places in the world – Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It is a crucial waterway that has been used by local communities for centuries and offers a glimpse into the country’s rich history and biodiversity.

Along its 134 kilometer journey from the source of the river to its mouth in the Kupa River in Karlovac, Korana passes through several limestone canyons and fertile valleys. At Rastoke, the river's waters are strengthened by the Slunjčica River which creates an impressive waterfall display.

Hills overlooking the Korana River hide ruins of medieval towns and fortresses, while many watermills and wooden houses add a fairytale character to the landscape. However, the river is not just a beautiful destination for tourists, it is also a vital habitat for many plant and animal species, which is why the entire river is included in the Natura 2000 Network. The river is home to various fish species such as the brown trout and grayling, while the wider area is an important habitat for birds, including the common kingfisher and heron.

The Korana River is a natural wonder at the heart of Croatia. It has shaped the landscape it flows through, but more importantly, it has shaped the lives of local communities. One only needs to visit the city of Karlovac during the summer season to witness the unbreakable bond between its citizens and the Korana River – a living proof of our connection to rivers and the positive impact they have on our wellbeing.