Jelovačka Pećina

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Location: National Park Durmitor, Ivan Do, Žabljak 84220.
From Niksic take E762, at Jasenovo Polje take P5 Narodnih Heroja towards Pljevlja, at Žabljak turn left through the village. Follow signs "Crno jezero" and "Nacionalni park". From the parking lot at the end of the road its 2-3 hours walk.
(43.1531093, 19.0526336)
Open: no restrictions.
Durmitor National Park Visitor Centre: All year daily 9-17.
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children (0-6) free.
Parking EUR 2.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Durmitor National Park, Žabljak, Tel: +382-67-091-156. E-mail:
Nacionalni parkovi Crne Gore, Trg vojvode Bećir-bega Osmanagića 16, 81000 Podgorica, Tel: +382-20-60-10-15, Fax: +382-20-60-10-16. E-mail:
Tourist organization Žabljak. E-mail:
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1952 Durmitor National Park created.
1980 Durmitor National Park inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


(Jelovačka Pećina) is a rather big cave portal at the foot of a vertical limestone cliff. It is easy to enter, but consists only of a single chamber. It offers a great view and a dry spot during bad weather. The cave is located near Crepulj poljana shelter (which is easier to find and probably the better choice concerning shelters.

This is a nice cave and if you find it, it is easy to explore. On the other hand its quite unspectacular and not worth three hours of ascent, so it's actually a nice stop if you are in the area anyway. From Ivan Do to Jakšića mlin, along Mlinski Potok to Zminje jezero and then to Crepulj poljana.