Jelovicka Cave

Jelovička Cave was discovered in 1941. The entrance to the cave is located under a 20-meter vertical wall and opens at the beginning of a 330-meter-long torrent bed, which is very picturesque with large stone blocks overgrown with moss. The Kotnica streams originate from the Jelovička Cave, and after about 300 meters they flow into the Kolpa.

The cave is 184 meters long and 30 meters wide. At the beginning, the cave descends for a while, and then slowly rises to the end. We descend into the cave along a clayey slope, along which a stream flows, which originates in the cave and flows underground to the river Kolpa. During heavy rains, an underground stream erupts from the cave, flooding the cave almost to the ceiling.

The cave is easily accessible to visitors, but the entry is only allowed with a cave guide. 

The Kotnica streams originate from the Jelovička Cave, and after about 300 meters they flow into the Kolpa River. In dry weather, only one stream is visible, and in the rain, all three come to the surface, which under three bridges (three bridges) near the village of Gorenja Žaga picturesquely overflow with moss-covered rocks, and then flow together into the Kolpa.


Published on: June 4, 2021  -  Filed under: Sightseeing