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What is there to know

What is there to know

Welcome to Notranjska regional park.

When visiting us, please respect the rules for park visitors, traffic rules, local traditions and private properties. You can find some answers to frequently asked questions here.

  • Tourist information

    Notranjska Regional Park Tourist information center

    Opening times:

    In 2020, due to the epidemiological situation, we only operated outdoors. In autumn and winter months this is not possible anymore, so unfortunately tourist info center is closed until further notice.

    You can still contact us by phone or email:

    T: +386 31 668 223

  • Traffic rules

    It is prohibited to drive between Dolenje Jezero and Otok village, every Sunday, between 8:00 - 21:00, except for local residents of village Otok and private land owners around Cerknica Lake. This rule applies from April to October.

    Hikers and cyclists: road next to Lake Cerknica, between villages Dolenje Jezero and Otok, is also intended for motor vehicles. Stick to the right side of the road.

    All vehicles must be left at designated and marked parking spaces. Free parking lot is at the end of the Dolenje Jezero village. We suggest you park there and then continue your trip by bicycle or by foot.

    Motorised vehicles belong to the roads. In Slovenia, driving in protected natural surroundings is prohibited by law.

  • Boating rules

    If you have your own boat, carry it from the parking lot to the water. Observe traffic signs, access to water by car is usually not possible, except exceptionally during the period, when the lake is completely flooded.

    The central navigation area covers the area between Jamski zaliv, Rešeto, the bridge on the road Dolenje Jezero – Gorica (right side of the road, when looking from Dolenje Jezero village), and also the area between Vodonos and the imaginary line that connects Slivnica to the bridge near Otok, and the area known as Zadnji kraj. Navigation in the central area is permitted, when the water levels on the water height gauge at Dolenje Jezero are over 150 cm.

  • Waste

    In Notranjska Regional Park we are guests of nature and, as in other protected areas, we do not leave garbage behind. There are no waste bins in the area of Lake Cerknica and along footpaths and cycle paths. We are in the wildlife zone, and some animals might confuse some types of waste for their food.

    Waste bins are at the entry point (parking lot at the end of the village Dolenje Jezero) and next to the parking lot at the cemetery, so visitors are asked to take garbage from the natural environment and throw it there.

  • Wildlife

    Notranjska Regional Park is an area of protected nature and one of the hotspots of Slovenian and European biodiversity, so we treat living beings and inanimate nature with respect. Park is home to an extraordinary number of species of organisms, many of them endangered or protected.

    We do not disturb or frighten animals by screaming or hunting. Observe them with eyes not with the hands, as we can seriously injure them with clumsy handling.

    Let’s not take living beings out of their living space. Flowers should be observed in nature, so plants can complete their life cycle in nature.

    When picking mushrooms, fishing and other leisure activities, we follow the rules and thus allow other visitors a pleasant experience.

  • SARS-CoV-2 recommendations

    All visitors to the park are also asked to strictly follow the recommendations of the NIJZ when visiting the park, due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections:

    • Visit the park healthy, with no signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as colds, malaise, muscle aches, fever, cough).

    • Maintain a sufficient interpersonal distance of at least 1.5 oz. 2 meters, both in front of the information point and during walks, while cycling, boating or other guided activities in the park area.

    • Observe proper hand and cough hygiene.

    • Do not touch your face (eyes, nose and mouth) with dirty / unwashed hands.

    • It is mandatory to use face masks indoors (toilets, restaurants and bars).

    • Touch various objects and surfaces as little as possible (as necessary). Be sure to disinfect your hands after contact with different surfaces.

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  • Camping, motorhomes

    Camping is only allowed on designated campsites.

    Camping and lighting fires in nature are prohibited.

    Please use the official Motorhomes parking spaces for overnight parking. In case those capacities are full, exceptionally - only overnight stays are allowed (without setting up tables, chairs, grilling devices, etc.) at the public parking lots after the village Dolenje Jezero.