Campsite Vransko lake Crkvine is situated in the very heart of Dalmatia, at the coast of Vrana Lake in the Nature Park, right next to the village of Pakoštane (3 km) and the town of Biograd (7 km). Historical town of Zadar and Zadar Airport are some 37 km away, and Šibenik is 42 km away. Nearby National Parks are: Kornati (10 km), Krka (51 km), Paklenica (65 km) and Plitvice Lakes (151 km). Theme park Mirnovec with its 24 attractions is just 5 km away.
The campsite was reopened in 2017 after a renovation. There are 180 pitches and 6 mobile homes by the lake, a shop and sports facilities. Currently it is a 3 star campsite although the renovated toilets and pitches are meeting the 4 star category standard. Our ongoing mission is to continuously enhance and upgrade our offer. Our location is ideal for a proper leisure and relaxation at the very heart of unspoilt nature, and yet close to a town and various events.
Fishing, cycling, birdwatching, walking and hiking, different water sports (rowing, sailing, surfing, swimming) and other sports (bocce, table tennis, football, volleyball, basketball...), vicinity of the both lake beach (in the camp) and sea beach (3 km)... Culture and history are all around us. From the remains of St. Mary church – Crkvine with 75 graves of knights Templar to the village of Vrana (3 km) that have remains of Gradina (11-14th ct.) that was once the centre of Croatian state and ecclesial power and where Croatian crown was held. In the near vicinity we can find Maškovića Han (1664), a summer residence of Turkish military commander Jusuf Mašković, which is the biggest monument of the Ottoman architecture in Croatia and also the westernmost example of profane Ottoman architecture built within the borders of the Empire. At Kamenjak lookout (16 km)one can enjoy in beautiful panoramic view of the lake, Kornati archipelago and the Adriatic sea...
Vrana lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in Croatia. It is natural phenomenon of a karst cryptodepression filled with water that has a slight salinity. the lake surface is 2 meters above the sea level, while the bottom is 4 meters below the sea level. The entire Park area is 57 sq. kilometers (3002 ha), while the lake area is 30,16 sq. kilometers.
The salinity of the lake ranges from 0,16 to 0,86 per mille and it is interesting that there are both freshwater and sea fish species in the lake.
Out of 17 species, only two are native species: eel (Anguilla anguilla) and freshwater blenny (Salaria fluviatilis). The others are wels catfish, common carp and tench. Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) has been introduced to help control mosquito population. The largest fish population is that of the Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) and of the endemic Scardinius dergle. Sea fish include: European bass, gilt-head bream, sole and several species of mullets (flathead grey mullet, thinlip mullet, leaping mullet, thicklip grey mullet, golden grey mullet).
Our campsite provides each guest with the opportunity for a perfect holiday and relaxation in the heart of unspoilt nature, in the heart of Dalmatia!
Spacious Plots up to 100 m2 are at your disposal for a holiday in a camper, motorhome or tent.More
Rest in mobile homes Trend of the Deluxe and Couple, fully furnished with everything you need for a pleasant stay, next to the shore of the lake.More
Camp Vrana Lake - Crkvine has 180 camping pitches, 6 mobile homes, large and completely equipped toilet area, shop, small port, restaurant, beach bar, tennis courts, multifunctional sports field, several table tennis tables, children's playground, bocce court.