Photo of Krka National Park in Croatia in Autumn with the rushing water, orange and yellow trees, and Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs standing before the waterfall with a denim jacket and big brim hat staring outward.

Krka National Park in Autumn is A Must See in Croatia

In All Topics, Croatia, Great Outdoors, Travel Photography by Ryan5 Comments

A day in Krka National Park was something I was in dire need of. I needed to escape from Split after the the load of stress when my bank card stopped working and I had no money for days. I needed the warmth of autumn’s colors and the feeling of walking in a forest to clear my head. I needed that familiar smell of the crisping leafs and the nostalgic feelings fall in a forest brings to your soul.

Especially after a summer at sea working on sailboats with 100+ guests per week. I yearned to wander solid ground. For a hike with earth and rock beneath my feet. An escape from throngs of people to find solitude in nature.

You can say I was going a bit bonkers in the city of Split, even without all of the recent bank card problems. At heart, I’m a wanderer and nature-hearted, and it had been 5 months since I had a proper hike. The city was doing nothing for me, so to quote Muir, “the mountains are calling and I must go”.

Reaching hand toward a waterfall in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

―L.M. Montgomery

Our bus lurched to a stop in Skradin and I hadn’t realized just how close we were to the park with my face glued to the window. All along the 2-hour journey from Split I gazed out the window watching the landscape transform from the arid hills around the city to sprawling mountain-lined valleys and the beginnings what I hungered for — trees.

You don’t get many trees when visiting the dry islands of the Mediterranean. When I stepped off the bus and saw the valley of crimson and gold at the port of Skradin, my spirit nearly clawed its way out of my throat and frolicked down the road. I was only a little happy to be there.

We boarded the ferry and cruised down the river, cutting through the valley of high jagged limestone peaks. Though the ferry was filled to the brim with people, I was in my own world watching the hillsides flecked with autumn’s ember colors pass in a paint brushed blur. A swan hunted for a snack in the long reeds. Fishermen in the tall grass cast lines into the calm blue water. The wake of the boat fanned out behind us, shattering the glass like water and taking us away from the town.

We arrived at Krka National Park after a 10-minute journey. Everyone shoved their way off the ferry and waddled in a massive glob of bodies into the trees, clamoring to see the waterfalls first. I hung back to get some breathing space. Finally, I was where I love to be, amongst the autumn leaves.

Without further ado…

Here are a collection of photos from exploring Krka National Park

(Don’t forget to claim your free Krka Preset for Lightroom at the end of this article!)

Yellow leaf on an old wooden pier in Krka National Park in Croatia in Autumn. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Krka National Park entrance with dark rivers and dark green trees. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Leaves of autumn against a blue sky in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Krka National Park and valley with river in Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Dual Waterfalls in Krka Nationa Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Lily pads float on the blue water on a pond in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

A duck swims through autumn leaves in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Wooden pathway through autumn trees in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Golden leaves on the ground in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Wooden pathway through autumn trees in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Waterfall in a blue cove in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Wooden Bridge Inside Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Reeds and Long Grass in a pond in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Fish swimming in reflective water in Krka National Park, Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

A duck swims through autumn leaves in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Slow shudder speed waterfalls in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Purple flowers in the forest of Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Purple flowers in the forest of Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Waterfalls of Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Girl stands beneath gold colored trees in Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Waterfalls of Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

Waterfalls of Krka National Park Croatia. Photo taken with Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom. Get the free Krka lightroom preset with cool highlights, warm shadows, and a gentle fade.

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What was your favorite Krka National Park photo? What feeling does Autumn give you?

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Comments

  1. I love autumn too – I managed to catch some gorgeous fall colors in Flagstaff, Lake Tahoe, Santa Fe and Denver this year. And now I am heading to Sydney in a few days where I can catch the spring colors – purple jacarandas.

    1. Author

      Ah good to find another Autumn lover Katie, though I don’t know how anyone could dislike Autumn! But fall in Lake Tahoe must be incredible, and Denver as well…I’ve only passed through but in Autumn it’d be incredible! Have any photos posted of these places? Have fun in Sydney as well!

  2. Love this article. The first photo is beautiful! Saw it this summer and it’s even more beautiful in autumn with less people and change of colours

    1. Author

      Happy you like the article Sara and the photos. Thank you! And that’s awesome you went to Krka as well, would love to see some photos in the summer you took!

  3. Autumn gives me inner peace. My favorite picture of the lot would be the one with the waterfall and your hand in it. Breath-taking photos Ryan, Krka national park looks amazing through yours lens. Would love to visit Croatia one day and Krka is on my bucket list. Keep sharing

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