Lake Morskie Oko, Tatra National Park

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Gaze into Lake Morskie Oko and admire the reflection of snow-capped mountains on the surface of one of the deepest lakes in the Tatra mountains. One of the surrounding peaks is Rysy, the tallest of the Tatras. To fully appreciate its beauty, you'll have to hike up using a wide tarmac trail for 10 km (6.2 mi), or hitch a ride on a horse cart. You can travel to the base of the hiking trail by van from Zakopane's main road. A chalet at the top sells snacks, water, and other beverages for you to eat inside the chalet or outside; both options offer a view of the lake. For Lake Morskie Oko and beyond, use our Tatra National Park trip itinerary website to get the most from your Tatra National Park vacation.
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  • It's very beautiful lake, but it's not fun for hikers because you hike 9 kilometers on asphalt road, and the crowds can be vast, especially on weekends and in season. However, if you pick another way....  more »
  • We went on a warm and sunny Saturday in September. There are buses every few minutes from Zakopane, with destination shown as 'Morske Oko'. In fact the buses go only as far as Lysa Polana, from which....  more »
  • I have never seen any mountain in my life where dogs are not allowed to walk. Leash? Muzzle? They don’t care. Leave your dog in the hotel or at home while you are hiking or leave Poland and go to...  more »

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