Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

Karagöl in Şavşat, Artvin … A dream like natural beauty in Black Sea region

KARAGÖL (black lake) is a landslide embankment lake located 25 kilometers north of the Şavşat district of Artvin in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

It was formed by the accumulation of water in a bowl as a result of the landslide mass breaking off the slope and blocking the valley. The surface area of ​​Karagöl is 5 hectares and its deepest point is 33 m and the lake water is slightly alkaline.

The lake is located in Şavşat district which has the title of citta-slow (slow city) and attracts attention from visitors in autumn, mainly. Its natural beauty has often been described as “fascinating” and dreamlike by foreign visitors.

On the other hand, Karagol which is in the Sahara National Park is also frequented by lovers of photography.

The place is one of the most suitable places in the district for Camping and Caravan Tourism. There is also an accommodation facility for 20 guests, run by the private sector.

How to go there: The place is 25 km from Şavşat and can be reached by dolmuş (small buses) and small vehicles.

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