Durmitor National Park - 39.000 ha (96.371 acres) of Montenegro
Status: National Park since 1952. The area on the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage since 1980.
The territory of the municipality of Zabljak, Savnik, Pluzine, Pljevlja and Mojkovac
The seat of administration: Zabljak
Area: 39,000 ha
Elevation: 500 m above sea level (the river Tara - boiling Nazdruć), to 2,525 meters above sea level Bobotov hip.
Position : Northwest part of the country.
Climate: temperate continental; sub-alpine and mountain. It is characterized by long, cold winters, relatively short and cool summers. The transitional period between seasons I was less pronounced, and autumn are slightly warmer than spring. The average annual precipitation ranges from 1,250 to 2,000 mm.
National Park encompasses the basic mountain massif of Durmitor, parts and areas of the lakes and Piva mountain, upper parts of canyon valleys Grabovica and Komarnica, canyon valley of the river Tara and canyons of its confluences - Sušica, Vaškovska river and Draga.
Park area amounts 39.000 hectares, stretched on the territory of five municipalities: Žabljak, Šavnik, Plužine, Mojkovac and Pljevlja.
Main feature of the relief is a wide plateau located at 1.500 meters above the sea level, carved by deep canyon valleys, with impressive mountain tops, of which 48 are at 2.000 meters above the sea level. The highest peak is Bobotov kuk, at 2.525 meters above the sea level. Particular impression is created by 18 glacial lakes, called 'mountain eyes', located at 1.500 meters above the sea level. The biggest and the most beautiful is Crno Lake, with stunning scenery, and a giant peak Medvjed, above the lake.
With the decision of UNESCO’s International Committee for the World Natural and Historical Heritage from 1980, NP Durmitor was included in the list of the World Natural Heritage.
Center of the park is Žabljak, small town at the bottom of the southeastern part of Durmitor. This settlement, which is located at the highest altitude of the Balkan Peninsula (around 1.450 m) is the biggest winter center in Montenegro, with considerable accommodation capacities, both hotel and private, infrastructure for winter sports and services in the area of tourism and mountaineering. Mountaineering paths are marked and there is an organized mountain climbing guide service.
In the National park zone, you can conquer whirlpools, defiles and spinning wheels with rafts, kayaks and pneumatic boats, carried by the mainstream of the river Tara and guided by secure hands of rafters, discover the beauty, pass through the deepest canyon in Europe and swim in perfectly clean water.
Length of the river Tara is 156 kilometers, canyon valley is 93 kilometers long, while the canyon depth can reach even 1.300 meters.