National Park Risnjak is located in Gorski kotar area the most mountainous and heavily forested region of the country and is divided between the town of Cabar, and the town of Delnice and not far from Rijeka about 15 km inland from the Adriatic Sea. It is National Park since 1953.

The park is  the most important example of upland vegetation division in Croatia, the most beautifully expressed phenomenon of karst sinkhole vegetation, a natural bond between the Alps and the Balkan mountains an has 1148 flora species and sub-species.

It covers an area of 64 square kilometers including the central part of Risnjak and Snježnik massif and the source area of the river Kupa. The name of the massif comes after its most popular inhabitant, the ris, the lynx. The park is located where the Alps meet the Dinaric Mountains; it combines almost all the forest types of these areas, as well as containing numerous plant and animal species.
The area is home to different animals such as the brown bear, deer, roe deer, chamois, wild boar, wolf, pine marten, stone marten, badger, weasel, squirrel and lynx. There are also numerous bird species living there, sparrow hawk, grouse, and owl, amongst others.

Park is equally attractive in all seasons: with snow in winter; when the meadows are transformed into carpets of flowers during the spring; during the summer to escape from the heat in the nearby littoral area; and during the autumn, when the trees are bathed in a myriad of colors. It is also famous for its fantastic views of the islands of the Kvarner Bay.