This glacial lake, located only 3 km from Žabljak, is one of the 18 lakes located in the Durmitor National Park. It is filled by numerous mountain streams, the best known being Mlin stream, and is composed by the Big - Veliko and the Small - Malo lakes, connected with a narrow strait.
Big Lake / Small Lake
Area (km2) - 0,338 / 0,177;
Depth (m) - 24.5 / 49.1 (maximum)
Length (m) - 855 / 605 maximum)
Width (m) - 615 / 400 (maximum)
You can go to this lake, easily, on foot from Žabljak. I went there by bicycle, but I couldn't go around the lake, as I wished to, because of the snow.
It is a good place to spend a couple of hours!
The Tara River Canyon, with 82 km long and 1300 m at its deepest, is the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tara river, at its end making confluence with Piva, becomes the Drina, and is some hundred and fifty kilometres long. In its passage through the Tara National Park, the river has a mean fall of 3.6 m /km, making a host of waterfalls and cascades possible, thus creating with its uniqueness the Montenegrian Colorado.
A popular view point of this Canyon is at Durdevica Brige. You can reach this point easily from Zabljak or Pljevlja by a local bus. The trip takes half an hour and costs €2.5.
It's a must do in this area - about 20-30 mins drive from Zabljak. Parking is available either side of the bridge. On one side are a few tourist shops, cafe and travel agency which can arrange activities and accommodation. There is also a motel. People were arriving here and took a walk along the bridge, taking a few photos like me. A 30 minute stop is enough here + drink at the cafe. The cafe on the quieter side looked a bit tatty and the WC was of the 'squat' variety in an outside shed, so go on the popular side.
The Black Lake is a few minutes drive around 2miles from Zabljak town centre. You are able to park on the road but it will cost a couple of Euros if you are in the vicinity of the entrance to the Durmitor National Park and pathway to the Lake. There is an entrance fee into the park for each person as well €2 at the time of writing.
It is a fair way to the lake along a tarmac pathway approx a mile I would say. There are a number of local stalls along the way and chance to hire bikes as well. The bikes include one of the 4 seater variety. These will only get you to the water about 1/2 mile away. The path around the lake is easily done on foot but it is to rough for a four seater push bike, a mountain bike would be better.
The pathway can be a little rough in parts, flip flops or sandals would be a bit uncomfy.
You could also hire a rowing boat on the Lake which would be great.