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Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), Gheorgheni

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Lacul Roșu is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain in Harghita County, Romania. The name of "Lacul Roșu" comes from the reddish alluvia deposited in the lake by the Red Creek. The lake falls within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Gheorgheni.It was formed in 1837, after a landslide blocked the Bicaz Valley. It is about 93 m deep and covers about 12.01 hectares.
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  • Lacu Rosu is a very nice travel destination, a lake surrounded by mountains. There are plenty of hotels or B&B's to choose from, also plenty of restaurants, and hikers have many trails to hike around,...  more »
  • Around the lake, there are plenty of restaurants but food are not at best. Had a burger at 'Mountain Steak' the bun is very rubbery. The lake and the surrounding are ok but very busy and a long queue ...  more »
  • From Bicaz or from Gheorghieni you reach by car to this amazing lake with a fairy tale legend. You can take a boat trip, but be carefull of the tree trunks coming out of water and of the water current...  more »