Izvor Kupe

Source of River Kupa

Useful Information

Location: Located in Risnjak National Park. Enter the park at Razloge. Turn off road 32 between Gerovski Kraj and Malo Selo to Razloge. From the end of the road 30 min walk.
Open: no restrictions.
Kupe River House: MAY to OCT Mon, Wed-Sun 9-17.
Fee: free.
Classification: KarstKarst Spring
Dimension: A=321 m asl.
Photography: allowed
Address: Izvor Kupe, National Park Risnjak, Bijela Vodica 48, 51317 Crni Lug, Tel: +385-51-836-133, Fax: +385-51-836-116. E-mail:
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12-DEC-1963 declared a Nature Monument.


The Izvor Kupe (source of the Kupa river) and the surrounding 10 ha are protected as a Nature Monument. The Vaucluse type spring has a turquise coloured water and is one of the biggest springs in Croatia. Because of its remote location it is still untouched by mass tourism. The valley below the spring is exceptional with its diverse flora and fauna, most notable are the butterflies.

We recommend also a visit to the park visitor center at the Kupe River House not far from the spring. It explains the geology of the spring and the fauna and flora of the valley. It is located at Kupari, just follow the trail downstream.