During the first half of the 19th century, seven water mills were built on Velika Paklenica Creek, from the entrance of today’s National Park to the Paklenica Mountain Hut. These mills are: Donji (Lower) Marasović Mill, Srednji (Mid) Marasović Mill, Gornji (Upper) Šikić Mill, Markov Mill, Katić Mill, Parić Mill and Ramić Mill, with its column still functional today.
Up until the 1960s, these mills were used to serve the households in Podgorje, and often from Ravni Kotor and the island archipelagos as well. Today, not one of these mills is still in function, even though they are still in good condition. In order for the park administration to preserve the mills, as a specific form of traditional industry, the Paklenica National Park, with the professional assistance of the conservation experts of the Office for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, the Mid Marasović Mill was restored in 2000.
During the tourism season the mill is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.