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About Red Lake

It is the largest natural mountain lake in Romania. It has been formed by the collapse of a flank of Mount Ghilcos.

Red Lake is a natural dam, formed in 1837 and located near the Bicaz Canyons at the foot of Hasmasul Mare.

Its name comes from the Red creek which is crossing the layers of red color, with iron oxides and hydroxides.

After the last measurements (year 1987) the lake sizes are: 2830 m perimeter, area 114 676 m², volume of water accumulated 587503 m³.

The resort Red Lake, a famous climacteric and mountain resort, is also, located in the National Park "Cheile Bicazului - Hasmas" which houses a rich population of carnivores: bear, wolf, lynx, pine marten, stone marten, but also chamois, wild pigs, predatory birds: Golden eagle, pigeon hawk, sparrow hawk, common buzzard, kestrel red, swallows falcon, peregrine falcon.

The development of agro-tourism hotels and chalets makes the area of Red Lake to be a recreational place, as they say, a "green" tourism.

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