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    Iskar Dam
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    by desert_princess Updated Sep 24, 2005

    Iskar Dam or Iasovir Iskar is the water reservoir of the Capital . Located among the hills of Plana mountain, this huge artificial lake presents a great escape for Sofia citizens.
    Located on the left side of the road connecting Sofia and Samokov, some 50 km from the capital ,it offers good possibilities for recreation and sports . Surfing ,renting a boat or a pedaller, fish ,swim ,it's all up to you...
    The camping site and the main recreation center is called "Shturkelovo Gnezdo" .
    You will usually see the surfers somewhere around , as the lake is a windy place and great for this sport.
    After submerging several villages ,water of the Iskar river coming from the Rila mountains filled the valley , to form the biggest artificial lake in Bulgaria.

    Iskar Dam
    Related to:
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Camping

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