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Škrčka Lakes, with their surrounding, represent an exceptional tourist attraction!

Škrčka Lakes (Veliko and Malo (Big and Small)) are among the highest hydrographic objects in the area of Durmitor. Veliko Lake lies at 1,700 m above sea level, and Malo Lake at 1,730 m above sea level. They are located in a large cirque between Prutaš, Šareni pasovi, Bobotov kuk and Soj. Cirque is closed on three sides, so the lakes are hard to reach. The Lakes can be reached from Žabljak over Ališnica, by Bobotov kuk and Samar. This route is very difficult and can be reached in 5 to 6 hours walk. The peak can be accessed from another direction from Pošćenska area by taking the road that goes to Trsa. You can take all-terrain vehicles to Štit, and then you can walk to the area of Šareni pasovi. It takes 1 hour to climb and go down to the cirque of Škrčka Lakes.

Water of Škrčka Lakes that spills over the rim of the cirque and flows on surface on one part of Dolovi quickly disappears into pits buried under rolled down blocks. After some underground flow it emerges in the form of strong wells in the area of Skakala. This is where in the spring time strong course of the river Sušica, which in its middle course fills up the basin of the eponymous lake, flows on the surface to the river Tara.

Colour of water of both lakes is greenish and therefore Veliko Lake is also called Zeleno (the Green) Lake.

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