Burgeti Lakes (Bukovi)

Burgeti Lakes (Burgeti jezera), also known as  ‘Bukovi‘ or ‘ Buk‘ is the eleventh highest lakes in the whole lake system, located on an altitude of 534 meters above the sea level.

These tiny lakes (ponds), mutually interlinked, are fed by waters from Gradinsko Lake. They are separated by porous travertine barriers covered by low vegetation.

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Burgeti cover the total area just over 0.1 hectares with a max depth of 2 meters. The max length of the ponds is about 200 meters while the max width is about 106 meters.

Among these dotted ponds, Veliki Burget (Large Burget) and Mali Burget (Small Burget) are easily recognisable as largest bits of the water. The shores of the ponds are bordered by low bushes, barriers and some trees.

They belong to a group of Plitvice Upper Lakes.

Burgeti got its name after ‘buka / buktati / vreti ‘ which in Croatian means ‘loud noise / to blaze / to bubble or boil ‘.

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In the bushes near the ponds, there is an old stone building – the evidence that local people were trying to use the flow of water around here to power an electric generator which was since being abandoned.

It is the flat area with some wooden walkways passing across the ponds, offering lovely opportunity for strolling around.

On the south shores of Burgeti, there is a Gradina hill where waters flow into Kozjak Lake.

Location Map of Burgeti:

Burgeti GPS Coordinates:

44.879446, 15.614343 / 44°52’46.0″N 15°36’51.6″E