Liepaja lake watchtower, Liepaja

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Lookout · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Lake Liepāja is the fifth-largest lake in Latvia, located near Liepāja in the Liepāja District. The total area of the lake is 37.15 km2, and it has a length of 16.2 km, average depth of 2.0 m, and a shoreline of 44.6 km.
Lake Liepāja is a pod-shaped shallow eutrophic coastal lake with extensive areas of emergent vegetation, surrounded by seasonally flooded meadows and arable land. Polders and dams enclose most of the wetland area. The lake has 14 species of fish: pike, roach, perch, bream, crucian carp, tench, eel, vimba, burbot, carp, zander, smelt, bitterling, and rudd. In May only licensed fishing is allowed. The price of a licence is 10 LVL . From 1977 to 1999 the lake was an ornithological preserve with 2 species of birds: swans and ducks. Since 2004 the lake has been included on the European Union Natura 2000 protected territories list. In 2008, a nature protection plan for Lake Liepāja was developed by the Grontmij Carl Bro company.
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  • Very beautiful, must see. Tower is not high and view is amazing. Can be visited at any season. Is about 30 min from center by walk.  more »
  • Nice walk through the bridge on the lake, soundfull experience. Great view from the tower, perfect for pictures. A bit windy, especially in the tower, but there are signs showing that.  more »
  • My favourite place for fishing
  • Fantastic place
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