Lake Cerknica is an intermittent lake in the southern part of the Cerknica Polje, a karst polje in Inner Carniola, a region in southwestern Slovenia. The lake, oriented in the Dinaric direction from northwest to southeast, is present for the most part of the year. When full, it is the largest lake in the country. The plain is surrounded by the Javornik Hills (1268m) to the south and Slivnica (1022m) to the north, both belonging to Dinaric Alps. The area of the lake mainly reaches, but can reach up to 38km2 and the surface level varies from 546m to 551m above sea level. The lake is an important wildlife resort, especially as a nesting place for many bird species. Botanically, it is distinguished by amphibious plants. It is therefore a part of two Natura 2000 areas of protection and the focus of the Inner Carniola Regional Park, which covers additional Natura 2000 areas in the broader region. The climate in the area is continental, with a mean temperature of and the annual precipitation about. The largest settlement at the border of the lake is Cerknica, located north of the lake. Various watersports, including windsurfing, are popular on the lake.Put Cerknica Lake on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cerknica visit planning site.
Tours to Cerknica Lake
$485 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private tour along the springs of Ljubljanica, River of seven names, Slovenia Private tour along the springs of Ljubljanica, River of seven names, Slovenia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
$628 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lake Cerknica & Krizna cave | Private trip from Ljubljana Lake Cerknica & Krizna cave | Private trip from Ljubljana
Duration: 10 hours
Cerknica Lake reviews
In september 2022 the lake was dry for the greatest part. It is still a beautifull area to hike and there is much to see in the surroundings.
In september 2022 the lake was dry for the greatest part. It is still a beautifull area to hike and there is much to see in the surroundings. more »
Ice. Sun. Breathe In & Breathe Out the fresh, cold, almost frozen air. Ice skating. Divine nature walks. Swinging on a tree by the lake. Cerknica Lake is one of the largest intermittent lakes in...
Ice. Sun. Breathe In & Breathe Out the fresh, cold, almost frozen air. Ice skating. Divine nature walks. Swinging on a tree by the lake. Cerknica Lake is one of the largest intermittent lakes in... more »
Great place for paddle boarding! Awesome! Just keep in mind this lake isn't always a lake... During summer it's dry. 🙂
Nice lake for a short walk. In fact I was expected more.
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