“Surrounded by serenity, born in the wilderness of the Montenegrin hills is one of the most beautiful national parks, Biogradska gora. Blessed with untouched bliss, a lakes as green as an emerald this national park will enchant every visitor”
Biogradska Gora, the oldest of Montenegro’s national parks was founded in 1878 by King Nikola, who decided with great foresight to preserve its incredible natural heritage for posterity. The park is easily accessible – the entrance to the park is 17 km away from Kolasin on the road towards Mojkovac. It extends over a total of 5,400 hectares, with the exception of the high plateaus which can be found at altitudes ranging between 1,900 and 2,100 meters, of which forests take up no less than 4,258 hectares, or 80% of its surface, a record among European parks.
Although it is the smallest of the five national parks in Montenegro, Biogradska Gora National Park has a great diversity of flora and fauna. There are 26 different habitats of plants with 220 different species, around 150 bird species, 10 species of mammals live in this national park, and last but not least there are 86 kinds of trees and shrubs. The lake is inhabited by three types of trout and 350 different insects. What makes this national park unique and even more beautiful is its virgin forest, with trees that are more than five hundred years old. The most common tree species around the lake are European beech, sycamore maple and European ash, and on the slopes beech and silver fir. In the very heart of Biogradska’s virgin forest is Biogradsko Lake, the largest glacier lake in this National park. When the sun is up and the sky is clear this lake as a sparkling emerald color. Rainfall is extremely high in the area, averaging up to 100 inches per year, and allows the growth of temperate rainforest.