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Kozara National Park

National Park · Bosnia and Herzegovina · 769 m
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  • Monument at Mrakovica
    Monument at Mrakovica
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Kozara was designated a National Park on 6 April 1967 to preserve and protect numerous monuments built to commemorate the Battles of Kozara Mountain, natural beauty and other landmarks of the area and to develop tourism by creating better conditions for vacation and relaxation. Kozara National Park lies in the heart of Mount Kozara, covering the area of 3.907,54 ha. The park area is 7km long north to south, and 3 – 6 km wide.

The archaeological remains from the ancient history (Benkovac, Gradina, Lukići), and the Middle Ages (the city of Maria Theresa and the upper city of Vrbaški, near Gornji Podgradci) testify to the time and people who inhabited the area of Kozara for centuries. The hunting ground is divided into four zones, three of which are free for hunting. The area is perfect for nature enthusiasts, with trim trails, hiking trails, ski slopes, accommodation, climbing sites, etc.

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You will be charged an entrance fee to Kozara NP.
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Update: January 20, 2016

Public transport

A bus operates daily from Banja Luka to Prijedor, a town near Kozara NP. There is also a train from Sarajevo to Prijedor.

Getting there

Mrakovica, the central part of the Kozara National Park, is 24km from Prijedor and 56km from Banja Luka. If you take Banja Luka – Prijedor road, exit in Kozarac and follow a curvy paved road for 12km that will take you to the central parking lot in Mrakovica plateau.

Parking

Centralni parking na platou Mrakovica.

Coordinates

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45.012556, 16.914192
DMS
45°00'45.2"N 16°54'51.1"E
UTM
33T 650834 4986127
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Kozara National Park

Vuka Karadžića 43
79101  Prijedor
Phone + 387 (0)52 211 169 Fax + 387 (0)52 232 640

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