Latvia, Latvia Best Lakes in Latvia Mini Guide by Gregor Mayer

Latvia has more than 3000 small lakes across the country and these are the best ones for swimming, fishing, and generally having fun.

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Lake Lubāns is the biggest lake in Latvia. The lake lies in the centre of the Eastern Latvian Lowland.

Lake Lubāns

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Lake Rāzna is the second biggest lake in Latvia and part of Rāzna National Park.

Lake Rāzna

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Lake Engure is an ancient sea lagoon, divided from the sea by a 1.5 - 2.5 km wide sand bar with dunes. It is eutrophic, mostly overgrown with reeds, and contains 16 species of fish.

Lake Engure

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Lake Drīdzis is the deepest lake in Latvia with a maximum depth of 65.1 m. The lake has been situated in a natural protected area since 1977 - the Dridzis Lake Nature Park.

Lake Drīdzis

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Ķīšezers is a lake in Riga and part of Jaunciema Nature Reserve. The lake is 1,730ha large, has an average depth of 2.4m and reaches 4.2m at its deepest point.

Lake Ķīšezers

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Lake Burtnieks is the fourth largest lake in Latvia. It is shallow with an average depth of 2.9 m. The lake bed is mainly sandy or muddy. The lake has 17 species of fish, such as minnows, salmon, chubs, eels, and pike, and there are areas for duck hunting. The banks are shallow and sandy, but along the southern coast, waves have carved out sandstone cliffs.

Lake Burtnieks

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Lake Aluksne is one of the biggest lakes in Latvia with an average depth is 7.1m and 12 different fish species. The lake has four islands and the ruins of the historical Alūksne Castle are on the largest island.

Lake Alūksne

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Bakans is a lake in Madona municipality, Latvia. It is located near to Dzelzava village and next to the lake is a smaller village, named Jaunbakani.

Lake Bakans

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