Vrana Lake Nature Park
is its area of 30 square kilometers the largest natural freshwater lake in Croatia
. Vrana Lake was created by flooding the field of karst groundwater. Vrana Lake
is an example of cryptodepression
because the lake level is above sea level and the ground of the lake is under the sea level.
The lake is separated from the sea by a narrow strip of elevated land with a width of 13 km. Is associated with the sea about 800 meters long channel Prosika. Part of the natural water flows through underground channels into the Gulf of Pirovac (Pirovački zaljev).
Vrana Lake is a deep from 2 to 6 m, 14 km long and an average of about 2 km wide. It is situated near the Adriatic highway about halfway between the historic towns of Zadar and Sibenik.
The best access to the lake is from the holiday resort of Pakostane or town of Vrana in inland. Nearby is also a popular resort town of Biograd na moru.
Lovers of fishing are wowed, because in this brackish water live marine and freshwater fish, how example carp, pike, catfish and eel. Only with the exception of the ornithological reserve can you catch fish on the shore of the lake year round. The local tourist office or tourist office in the Association is able to rent a boat and buy fishing permits for one day or longer.
In the northwest part of the lake is situated one of the most famous ornithological reserves in Croatia, the importance of reaching the European level. To this day there were 241 kinds of birds, of which 102 species nest in the park.