Lake Hańcza


address:                        Province: Podlaskie, District: Suwalski, Commune: Jeleniewo,

height a.s.l.:                  227 m,

depth max:                    108,5 m,

length max:                    4,6 km,

width max:                     1,2 km,

size:                              304 ha.

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

depending on the place of entering

Underwater attractions

Mainly steep slopes with ledges and boulders, and a lot of fish.

Flora and Fauna

Hańcza is a ribbon lake. On the shores there are a lot of boulders, some of which have several meters in diameter. The lake has several picturesque bays. Besides drops on the northern and southern edges of the basin the shores are steep. The bottom of the lake has significant slope of about 12 degrees. The bottom is also covered with large boulders (especially on the western shore). Fish in the lake: burbot, bullhead, lavaret, whitefish, pike, trout.

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