Lipník nad Bečvou

The Lipník nad Bečvou division manages 24, 590 ha of forest, mainly in the Libavá military training area. Organizationally, it is divided into five forest administrations (Libavá, Potštát, Velký Újezd, Hlubočky and Bruntál) and the Lipník nad Bečvou Service Administration. The Bruntál forest administration consists of detached forest sections in the districts of Bruntál, Nový Jičín, Frýdek-Místek, Opava and Vsetín, where the Army of the Czech Republic has purpose-built facilities.

Forest management is based on high-quality and extensive spruce forests on the plateau of the Oder Hills. The steep slopes of the Bečva and Bystřice rivers are covered with continuous deciduous forests. The Lipník nad Bečvou division’s activity is significantly influenced by the lack of rainfall and the consequent, dramatically accelerating massive decomposition of spruce stands at all age levels.

The Libavá military training area runs year-round intensive training of the Czech army and the armies of NATO allies, which reduces the time available to carry out all the work.

Registered office: Na Zelince 1147, 751 31 Lipník nad Bečvou
Telephone: +420 581 724 211
Fax: +420 581 724 257

Ing. Jaroslav Nerad
Tel: +420 581 724 202

Production Deputy:
Ing.Tomáš Klevar
Telephone: +420 954 007 905

Economic Deputy:
Ing. Bronislav Pazdoň
Tel: +420 581 724 224

Forest Education:
Bc. Romana Klevarová
Tel: +420 954 007 907

Libavá Forest Administration
Libavá 107
785 01 Město Libavá
Ing. Libor Janásek
Telephone: +420 585 043 023
Telephone: +420 737 226 504

Potštát Forest Administration
Lesní 127
753 62 Potštát
Ing. Jiří Kolář
Telephone: +420 585 359 426, +420 605 206 879

Velký Újezd Forest Administration
Velký Újezd 105
783 55 Velký Újezd
Ing. Roman Palánek
Telephone: +420 585 358 506
Telephone: +420 602 141 896

Hlubočky Forest Administration
Olomoucká 154
783 61 Hlubočky
Ing. Miloslav Svozil
Telephone: +420 585 359 048
Telephone: +420 736 528 978

Bruntál Forest Administration
Nová 16
792 01 Bruntál
Ing. Peter Stopka
Telephone: +420 954 007 151, +420 733 618 605
Lipník nad Bečvou Service Management
Na Zelince 1148
751 31 Lipník nad Bečvou
Rostislav Ministr
Telephone: +420 581 773 266
Telephone: +420 605 206 855

total area 24, 590 ha
agricultural land 1, 801 ha
forest land 20, 959 ha
water area 79 ha
built-up area 12 ha

Ing. Jan Jeniš
Telephone.: +420 581 724 212

The Lipník nad Bečvou division manages five hunting districts, the largest being Libavá, which covers the entire military training area. The territory with a population density of 3 people per square kilometre represents an ideal area for deer farming. The hunting district consists of the plateau of the Oder Hills, lined with steep slopes dipping to the Moravian Gate, the Haná region and the valley of the Bystřice river. The game living here includes mouflon, fallow deer, roe deer and wild boar. Within the Natura 2000 programme, the entire hunting district has been declared a Bird Area, due to the priority protection of the corncrake (Crex crex). The last population of black grouse in Moravia can be found on the plateau. The golden eagle has been nesting successfully in the southern, hilly part of the hunting district since 2013.

The division’s second major hunting district is the game park north of Bruntál, sloping down to the Opava river. It is a forest habitat where red deer, roe deer and wild boar can be found.

The smaller Haštovice game park is made up of a forest area on the border of the Zlín and Moravian-Silesian regions between Valašské Meziříčí and Hodslavice. It is a hunting district with a constant population of roe deer and local occurrence of wild boar. In 2013 the presence of a young bear was repeatedly recorded.

The fourth hunting district of the Lipnice division is Dětřichov, at the foot of the highest peak of the Low Jeseník – Slunečná. With regard to game, roe deer occurs here, and red deer and wild boar migrate through the area. A quarter of the last hunting district, Bochoř, with a total area of 800 ha, is formed by bottomland forests and fields in the Haná region, southwest of Přerov. This is a hunting district with the occurrence of roe deer; small game – hare and pheasant – is normalized. Over an area of 105 ha, a pheasantry has been recognized as part of the hunting district.

Hunting districts

Libavá 33,406 ha
Obora 2,248 ha
Hostašovice 524 ha
Dětřichov 573 ha
Bochoř 842 ha

The Oder Hills are one of the most picturesque sites of the Lower Jeseník. Their territory is crossed by the watershed of the Danube and the Oder, which also rises directly in the Libavá military training area. However, tourism in the area is affected by intensive training by the Czech army and NATO troops, which usually makes it only possible for the public to visit the area during weekends and public holidays. In addition to weekend access on hiking trails, however the Libavá military training area is annually regularly opened to the public as part of an event called Bílý kámen (White Stone).

Hiking trails

Description Trail marking Length
Podhoří - Peklo - Slavkov - Ranošov - Kozlov - pramen Odry green trail 12,5 km start at Podhoří
Staměřice - Vrchní Pila - Zákřovský Žalov - Ranošov - Kozlov - pramen Odry red trail 9 km start at Staměřice - car park
Čermenský Mlýn - Hadinka yellow trail 3,5 km start at Čermná u Vítkova

All trails are accessible without permission only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Bycycle paths

Bycycle path 6238 Podhoří - Peklo - komunikace 43 - U zeleného kříže - Kozlov - pramen Odry - Zákřovský Žalov - Staměřice (accessible without permission only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) 22 km
Bycycle path 6009 Magdalenský mlýn - Hrubá voda - Hlubočky (permanently accessible) 12,5 km
Bycycle path Čermenský mlýn - Hadinka (accessible without permission only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) 18 km
Bycycle path Podlesí - Stará voda (permanently accessible) 18 km

Recommended parking areas (car parks) and starting points

  • Podhoří
  • Loučka
  • Staměřice
  • Kozlov – parkoviště
  • Mrsklesy – parkoviště
  • Jívová – Magdalenský mlýn – parkoviště
  • Domašov nad Bystřicí
  • Podlesí – Stará voda – parkoviště
  • Staré Oldřůvky
  • Čermná u Vítkova


Visit the source of the Oder river
(All trails are accessible without permission only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.)

The Libavá military training area in the Oder Hills is the source of one of two European rivers in the Czech Republic. While the Krkonoše source of the first one, the Elbe, is one of the busiest tourist destinations, the Oder river doesn’t attract much interest.
The source can be reached along the red tourist trail leading from the bus stop in Dolní Újezd near Lipník nad Bečvou. A shorter option is a journey by car to Kozlov in the military training area, where you can leave your car in the car park at the barracks and follow the trail to the source, just a few hundred metres away. The spring can be found on a peat meadow surrounded by spruce forest, in a shallow saddle at an altitude of 633 m, between the Křížová mountain and the Fidlův hill.
On the site of the spring is a small wooden shed with benches serving as shelter from bad weather, which is a relatively frequent phenomenon in the local harsh climate (the average annual temperature is 6 degrees, average annual rainfall is 800 mm). It is interesting that this place was not discovered as the source of the Oder until 1715, and the great river had been thought to originate in other locations.

The Lipník nad Bečvou division manages 55.70 ha of water areas, consisting of 25 farm ponds, covering an area of 32.2 hectares, and salmonid and non-salmonid fishing districts, covering an area of 23.50 ha. The average annual fish production from farm ponds is around 15,000 kg of fish, mostly carp. As additional fish, grass carp, pike, zander, silver carp and tench are bred. About 2,200 kg of fish are produced annually by the fisheries. Apart from fish farming, all the reservoirs also fulfil fire prevention, retention and landscaping functions.

Sport fishing
The Lipník nad Bečvou division enforces fishing law in the following fishing districts: Ranošov, Lichnička 1, Odra 9, Odra 10 A, Odra 10 B, Odra 10 C and Odra 10 D. The Ranošov fishing district is formed by the pond of the same name, with an area of ​​0.9 ha. The Lichnička 1 district consists of the Hadovec, Velká Střelná and Bunkry ponds, with an area of ​​1.55 ha. The Odra 10 B district consists of the Karlák and Kovářov ponds, with an area of ​​1.65 ha. The Odra 10 C district consists of the Upper Smilov and Lower Smilov ponds, with an area of ​​5.5 ha, and the Odra 10 D district consists of the Upper Heroltovice and Lower Heroltovice ponds, with an area of ​​0.55 ha. These are non-salmonid waters. The Odra 9 and Odra 10 districts are salmonid waters, formed by the Oder river, with a total length of 30 km, and adjacent streams. All the districts are located in the Libavá military training area, and fishing is limited due to military training.
Fishing is governed by the applicable fishing regulations of the Lipník nad Bečvou division of VLS ČR, s. p.

Licence prices in 2015

Type Yearly Daily Weekly Monthly
Odra 9, salmonid waters CZK 1000 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Odra 10 A, salmonid waters CZK 1000 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Odra 10 B, non-salmonid waters CZK 1000 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Odra 10 C, non-salmonid waters CZK 1500 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Odra 10 D, non-salmonid waters CZK 750 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Ranošov, non-salmonid waters CZK 1000 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700
Lichnička 1, non-salmonid waters CZK 1500 CZK 100 CZK 500 CZK 700

Lukáš Kovár
Telephone.: + 420 736 528 975