Una National Park is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the municipality of Bihac. It stretches along the Croatian border, only 30 km from Plitvice Lakes National Park and 115 km from the Adriatic Sea.
It covers an area of the rivers Una and Unac and the slopes of the mountains Pljesevica, Grmeč and Osječenica. The national park spreads over an area of 198 km2.
Rivers Una, Unac and Krka are three pearls of the natural heritage of the National Park Una.
Una is almost its entire longitudinal profile, a cascade river. The limestone barriers create numerous waterfalls, river islands-ade and cascades related to tectonic movements. The waterfalls of various shapes and sizes, with their unique beauty, are the most attractive sites. The most famous are waterfalls Štrbački Buk and Martin Brod.
Given the particular location of the park, which was on the transit route to the Adriatic Sea, it was influenced by many cultures in the past. You can find numerous archaeological sites, the remains of many forts, ruins, medieval castles and religious buildings of different faiths and cultures. The most numerous are the prehistoric sites (the Bronze and Iron Age). The main attractions are the fortress Old Town Ostrovica built in the 15th century and the Old Fortress Orašac.
In this area, there are many rare and endemic species of plants, for example, Unska bellflower (Campanilla unensis) and Bosnian iris (Iris reichenbachii Heuffel var. Bosniaca) - endemic species in central and southeast Dinarides. Most of the Una National Park covers different types of forests: oak, beech, hornbeam, birch and poplar enclave. Above all, this area is full of different kinds of mushrooms.
There are many possibilities for visitors interested in active holidays: rafting, walking and cycling paths, sports and recreational fishing.
Did you know that the National Park Una is becoming more and more interesting for the world film industry? It has been a shooting spot for documentaries produced by many foreign television stations like French, German, BBC, and Dutch and recently by Universal Studios Holywood. That is a big promotion of the National Park Una and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to the regulations of the Bern Convention, which protects European wildlife and natural habitats, 50 animal species from the area of the National Park Una are protected. Among others, three major European predators - wolves, lynx and bears.