The Nature Park is administered by the Public institution "Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje Nature Park" established by the decree of the Croatian government on 16th September, 1999.
Economic and other activities that do not jeopardize its crucial characteristics and purpose are allowed in the Nature Park – the Nature protection Act (NN 70/05).
The area of Žumberak and the Samoborsko gorje was designated a protected natural resource –by the Act of the Croatian parliament on 28th May, 1999.
It stretches over hilly and mountain area of southern slopes of Žumberačka gora and the Samoborsko gorje
Area 333 km²
The highest peaks Sveta Gera 1178 m, Japetić 880 m
Administrative counties Zagrebačka županija and Karlovačka županija
Towns Samobor, Jastrebarsko and Ozalj
Local administrative districts Žumberak, Krašić and Klinča Sela
Areas of special protection
〉 Countryside of special importance – Slapnica near Krašić
〉 Special reserve of woodland – Japetić
〉 Park – forest – Okić Grad with surrounding area
Pick up garbage after yourselves. Containers over the Park are provided for the locals and garbage is rarely taken away. You would surely not leave it there, would you?
Make fire and camp only on places where such activities are allowed. That way you will not disturb balance and peace in nature.
Don't distract animals or pick plants and mushrooms. Leave them to grow and allow others to admire them. Take photographs of them and you will have eternal memory.
When cycling, stick to existing paths and marked cycling tracks. If you ride outside them, you potentially endanger animal and plant habitats and cause erosion of fragile thin soil layer.
Avoid walking over grasslands. Use existing paths – rare and endangered plants grow on grasslands.
Consider of leaving your car and using public transportation, walking or cycling – that way you will help environment protection.
Avoid distraction of animals in nature by keeping your dog near you and under control – preferably on leash.
Enjoy nature, but respect lifestyle, work and habits of the locals. Remember, they live of the places we use for recreation.
Buy in village shops and eateries. That way you help local community and contribute to preservation of Žumberak and the Samoboprsko gorje for future generations.
Opt for sleeping over than coming to one-day trips. That way you will do both, help local rural community and have deserved holiday.