Malo Lake (Malo Jezero)

Malo jezero (Malo Lake) also known as Jovinovac mali  (Small Jovinovac) is the sixth highest lake in the whole lake system, located on altitude of 604 meters above the sea level. It is one among the small(er) lakes, covering the total area of just over 1 hectare with max depth of 9.5 meters. The total length of the lake is about 146 meters while max width is about 80 meters. The lake belongs to group of Plitvice Upper Lakes.

Malo got its name after ‘mali‘ and “Jovan” which in Croatian means ‘small‘, while Jovan is a fairly common male name in the area.

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The lake, fed by waters from Okrugljak, is located under dolomite slopes of Stubica hill in near vicinity of the path that leads around the north side of Veliko Lake. The shores of the lake are bordered by low barriers, numerous small waterfalls, cascades and tall trees. The waters around here are of a green colours reflecting the colours of the surroundings (see autumn and spring in the lakes photos). The area around the lake is almost flat with paths and built wooden walkways so the stroll around the lake is not difficult.

At the end of the lake, at its south-east edge, there is formation of a very low barrier with small cascades, where waters flow down into Galovac.

Location Map Malo Jezero Lake:

Malo Jezero GPS Coordinates:

44.873295,15.602166 /44°52’28.1″N 15°36’08.0″E

Popular Routes: Zagreb to Plitvice, Zadar to Plitvice, Split to Plitvice