The most important natural resources are:
- a river Danube with its backwaters and canals,
- natural lake Tikvara as the most attractive lake in our municipality and at the same time a nature park of the 3rd category of protection and
- artificial lake Excavator
Among the natural assets of our municipality should be mentioned:
- A special nature reserve "Karadjordjevo"2nd category of protection with a stud farm, a museum of horsemanship and a hippodrome
- A special nature reserve "Acacia“1st and 2nd protection categories
- Monument of nature "Chelarev Palace Park“
River Danube through the municipality of Backa Palanka flows in the length of 35 km and is a natural border with Croatia with which it is connected by a bridge on May 25. The bridge was opened in 1974 and the ribbon was cut by another Tito. It is 725 m long and was damaged during the bombing in 1999, but was put back into traffic in 2002.
A major problem in the past has been the floods of the Danube. The biggest was in 1965, when the water threatened the provincial plain for 3 months. 250,000 people took part in the flood defense from Bezdan to Novi Sad. At that time, an embankment was built on Tikvara, as evidenced by the monument.
The Danube, with its canals and backwaters, created marshes and ponds in its shores. One of them is Cvrcina bara-mocrava, which never dries up, which is located on the right side. There are also open courts for football, basketball, tennis… promenade, beach and Danube charda. Swans are a real attraction, especially for the youngest visitors to the park. On the left side there are swamp cypresses that represent a natural monument, SRC Tikvara-hall with a capacity of 2,000 visitors where sports and cultural-entertainment events are held, as well as the city beach of the Strand beach.
Tikvara - the most attractive lake in Bačka Palanka. It is located between Backa Palanka in the north and the Danube in the south and is a nature park of the 3rd category with an area of 554 ha. It is dead and was caused by the high water level of the Danube and the low coast.
It was named after the boats that were used to store fresh fish during the Second World War. rate. They were 10 m long and had drilled boards where the water circulated freely and where fish intended for further sale was kept.
Tikvara is a spawning ground for Danube fish and is the largest wintering ground for white fish. The depth of the lake is 2-3m and there are parts where it reaches 5m. The area changes and depends on the water level of the Danube.
What is important is that the lake is an international center for water sports. The main association is kayak and famous kayaker Milan Janic - Yugoslav representative in kayaking. He participated in the Olympics in Moscow and LA, where he won a silver medal in the 1000m. His children are also successful kayakers Natasa competes for Hungary and Mico and Stjepan for Croatia.
Everyone has heard about Čelarevsko Lav pivo, Nektar sokove and the Tarket factory, but also about the Karađorđevo Special Nature Reserve with Tito's villa, stables and hunting ground, the Baroque Dundjerski Palace in Čelarevo from the 19th century, the Srem House in Neštin, which is a pearl of Serbian architecture. 18th century.
Athletes are also known for what Backa Palanka is, so they call it the city of sportsmen.