Seliger Lake, Ostashkov

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Seliger is a lake in Ostashkovsky District of Tver Oblast and, in the extreme northern part, in Demyansky District of Novgorod Oblast of Russia, in the northwest of the Valdai Hills, a part of the Volga basin. It has the absolute height of 205m, the area of 212km2, and the average depth of 5.8m.Lake Seliger is a large system of lakes linked by effluents, has many small islands and is surrounded by forests, including pine woods with many berries and mushrooms. It is one of the biggest natural lakes of Central Russia. The only outflow of the lake, the Selizharovka River, has its source at the southern end of the lake and drains into the Volga. The drainage basin of the lake includes the major part of Ostashkovsky District, south of Demyansky District, as well as minor areas in Firovsky District of Tver Oblast.Seliger is situated within a picturesque landscape of forests and hills. The lake is a protected nature reserve and is sometimes known as the "European Baikal" due to the diversity of its unique flora and fauna, similar to Lake Baikal. Valdaysky National Park covers the northern part of the lake.Every Year, Seliger camp forums bring together young people to study and discuss issues in political science, economics, art, literature and culture.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A huge Lake with lots of Islands. Water pure, transparent. The water lilies are found, very beautiful.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Decided to unwind a small company and to execute its next small place visit naiprekrajsnejshee Lake Seliger. Clearly, it was decided to have a rest with tents, long wasn't wild vacation. Treating one most important question-firewood! I have to say firewood there full, apparently there is a piloramma and they are loading bolsters mounds near the camps. Find exactly the shore where you can pritknutsja with us PETROL STATION operator prompted M10 that under Ostashkovym. It's somewhere 30 kilometers after village Ostashkovo (photo attached label), go to this place and you will not regret. The fish in this Lake even bites in children to ordinary Poles. CCS brewed every day. Company of 7 people from 13 to 39 years was satisfied with everything. Yes, at the place where we were in walking distance there is a shop with all necessary attributes and fishing products.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Wonderful place, wonderful nature. Not very lucky with the weather, but the fresh air, the beauty of the Lake and the rest all peresililo!
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