address: Province: Pomorskie, District: Kartuski, Commune: Sulęczyno,
height a.s.l.: 154 m,
depth max: 45 m,
length max: 6,7 km,
width max: 1,4 km,
size: 384 ha.
Points of entering to the lake (see map)
water entrance: close from the shore
At the entrance 1, in Skierka center, is a summer dive base Seawave. You can find here some sunken canoes, boats and old water bikes. Entrance 2, located in Nowy Dwór, is a fairly long descent into the water, but diving here is the best, because the bottom descends steeply down to 28 m, so you can quickly achieve a great depth, and then, more gently, up to 35m. At a depth of approx. 24-26 m on the left from the entrance is a clay wall. You can meet large burbot and eel. At the entrance 3, from the peninsula, is a Training - Rehabilitation center Mausz. The bottom gently descends to the depth of 10 m. To the depth of 6 m there is a rich littoral zone, and then the bottom goes down quite steeply, up to more than 40 m.
Flora and Fauna
Lake is quite average in terms of visibility, but one of the few in the Kashubian region which guarantees interesting, quite steep walls. Clay wall as in Lake Hańcza, is of course smaller. Access to the lake on each side is connected with contacting the owner of the land around (recreation centers, etc.), but usually if you ask politely, there's no problem with entering the water. During the summer, do not expect visibility up to 15 meters deep. Deeper than 15 m the visibility is often up to 5 m. Unfortunately, the bottom in 99% consists of deep mud. There are only few places in which there is sand (entrance in the Skierka center). Very varied shoreline, which is very picturesque. In the middle of the lake is a large, inhabited peninsula. In the lake you can find: crucian carp, tench, bream, burbot, perch, roach, zander, pike, whitefish, eel.
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