Seliger Lake, Ostashkov
(4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Wonderful places created for rest and relaxation. You can find any entertainment to their liking. You can rent a House with a bathhouse and fishing boat. You can skate on water transport. The downside is the excessive popularity of Muscovites and Petersburgers prices therefore higher than, for example in bologovskom area under the same environmental conditions.
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  • Vacationing with friends. Lived in tents, cooked over a campfire. Gorgeous place, funky nature. A local guy who isn't on all lakes on the boat. White, red, Black Lake. A bunch of impressions. Neighbors are always ready to help, outgoing.
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  • When there are no people on the shores of places just fabulous-simple and integrity submits. You can always find and a hotel and just a place to stay with tents.
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