The environment of the Tarnava Mare River, and the Nagy Lak III.-VII. guest houses! The Dam of Zetea is located just 500 meters away!
The Tarnava Mare is the most important river of Harghita county, which springs from the Harghita mountains, from the foot of Somlyo mountain and then reaching the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc it changes from a mountainous character into a hilly character, ensuring diversified fishing opportunities to the people who live here. The Tarnava Mare joins the Tarnava Mica, which comes from the Sovidek at Balazsfalva then they continue their ways until the Mures River.
The fish fauna of the Tarnava is very diverse: between the village of Varsag and the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc there is a large number of the following fish species: grayling, bullhead; you can even find brown trout, brook trout or barbus petenyi.
The reservoir was established between 1978 and 1989 because of flood control purposes under the confluence of the Tarnava Mare river and the Sicasau creek, above Sub Cetate. Nowadays a small hydroelectric plant, situated under the dam, diligently produces "clean" electricity.
The 50 m high and 520 m long dam stores 15 million cubic meters of water, which lies on an area of about 140 hectares.
The Dam of Zetea tames the nimble white waters that rush down from the mountains into a wonderful artificial lake, which provides excellent fishing, bathing, hiking or boating opportunities.
The lake's water warms up pleasantly from the end of June until mid-August, so it is ideal for swimming. There aren't any beach areas designated, so the lake is recommended for those swimmers only, who are not afraid if the ground suddenly runs out beneath their feet! The lake shore is quite steep, so the water is deep near the coast, too. There aren't any swirls or barriers in the lake.
The lake is not dirty as trout live in it. The anglers don't need to have a fishing permit but they must buy a daily ticket on the spot!
The lake is surrounded by mountains and although there are all kinds of wild animals in our forests (bear, lynx, wolf, wild boar, stag, deer) you can hike or walk with maximum safety because wild animals avoid those places, where people appear!
Our guest house was built in a wonderful environment, directly on the creek bank. The Dam of Zetea is located just 400-500 meters away!
You can observe the position of Nagy Lak guest house, and the lake or the proximity of the mountains on the aerial photos taken during paragliding.
Enjoy your stay!
Photos during paragliding
Traveling in Transylvania
Nagy Lak III-VII. guesthouses
Holiday in Harghita
In the middle of the nature
Surrounded by forest all around
Were built on the creek shore
Shot from the order side
Tarnava Mare river (still a stream)
Tourism in Transylvania
Stream strickling down the rocks
Fishing in the trickling stream
Tour, grayling, bream fishing
Fishing is allowed on weekends
A great weekend in Szeklerland
Dam of Zetea
Trout fishing in Dam of Zetea
Reflection of the clouds
...01st May - 15th September
The ice is very thick
Fishing in winter is prohibited
Mallard`s best wintering place
It never freezes due the dam
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