Dabarska pećina

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Location: Donji Dabar, 79260 Sanski Most.
From Sanski Most follow Redak road south, after crossing the M15 M205 take the first or second road on the right, which leads uphill and through some outskirts of the city. At the end of the road, there is a small parking lot and a 400 m hike to the cave and spring.
(44.7098185, 16.6386699)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave BiologyOlm Proteus anguinus
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Dabarska pećina, Donji Dabar, 79260 Sanski Most.
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Dabarska pećina (Beaver Cave) is a resurgence, and the spring of the Dabar river. The spring Dabarsko Vrelo is actually right below the huge entrance portal, a typical situation in karst areas. Drainage has moved down, the old cave level is now dry, but during flood, after snow melt or heavy rains, the upper level is reactivated. The site is quite spectacular with the spring and the huge cave entrance. It's quite easy to visit the entrance section of the cave, as the floor is level. Inside there are some cave lakes. The entrance section was visited by prehistoric man, some archaeological remains were recovered, although there has not been an archaeological excavation.

The spring is home to the BiologyOlm Proteus anguinus.

The river Dabar is only 3.5 km long and flows into the Sana river, which gave the town Sanski Most its name. Sanski Most translates bridge over Sana river. The spring is located south of Sanski Most, but belongs to the hamlet Donji Dabar. The site has trails, is signposted, and quite well developed.