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About Izvorul Muntelui Lake

The Izvorul Muntelui Lake, also known as Lake Bicaz, is the largest artificial lake on the interior waters of Romania; it was created after the completion of the dam built on the Bistrita River. The dam is located a few kilometers north of Bicaz City.

The dam was built between 1950 and 1960 and is used to generate hydroelectricity at the Bicaz-Stejaru hydro-plant. It has a height of 127 meters, a length of 435 meters, and a maximum width of 119 meters.

The lake has a length of 40 kilometers, an area of 33 km² and a maximum volume of 1.250 million m³.

The lake is a popular tourist destination in the region, especially in summertime, when visitors can take the ferryboat from the Bicaz port for a short trip on the lake, enjoying the magnificent view of Mount Ceahl─âu on the west shore.

At Potoci, a few kilometers north of the town of Bicaz, there is a biological research facility, equipped with a small submersible used for underwater explorations. The facility was visited by the marine biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1984.

Tourist attractions:

National Park Ceahlau

Bicaz Canyon

The development of agro-tourism hotels and chalets makes the lake Izvorul Muntelui to be a recreational place, as they say, a "green" tourism.

In the time spent on Izvorul Muntelui Lake can practice horse riding (riding), hiking, cycling, fishing, or you can enjoy the nature in its splendor.

Contact and information:

Izvorul Muntelui, Neamt, Romania

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