Lake of Istra with islands, Istra Nature Park


Vecslabada, Istras rural community, Ludza municipality


The largest lake amongst the three lakes surrounding Vecslabada village.

In the part of the lake, where there are many coves, there are 2 places where the depth reaches more than 5 metres. In the northern part there is a botanical protected area Islands of Istras Lakes. The lake with its islands and the surrounding landscape is a complex nature reserve. The area of the lake is 1.55 km2, area with the islands 1.64 km2, length 2.4 km, max. width: 1.3 km; average depth is 3.1 m, max. depth: 5.5 m.

A wonderful panorama is seen from the tower on the shore. Excursions upon request.