The nature of Mazandaran is full of surprises and Valasht Lake in Marzanabad is one of them. A place that attracts many tourists every year and enchants everyone with its beauty and tranquility. If you are a nature lover, you will plan your trip by seeing a photo of this lake and arrange to visit it at the earliest opportunity. Come with us as we take you on a journey that leads to this attraction. Furthermore, we will talk about the beauty of this lake and we’ll tell you how to get there.

What makes Valasht Lake special?

This particular lake is located in the middle of the mountains and that alone gives you a unique view of the surrounding nature and its vastness. Valasht Lake is one of ten freshwater lakes in Iran. In this lake, you have the opportunity to experience leisure activities such as fishing and boating and exciting watersports. The largest freshwater lake in Mazandaran province. The restaurant and café located around the lake provide delicious meals and memorable moments.


What are the characteristics of Valasht Lake?

Valasht Lake covers an area of 150,000 square meters and has a depth of 20 meters and it is located in the middle of a valley. Valasht Lake is one of the 10 freshwater lakes in Iran and is dubbed the largest freshwater lake in Mazandaran. The lake water comes from multiple springs and regular rains. The volume of the lake’s water reaches about 3 million cubic meters, and interestingly, no water will overflow and only its level goes up and down.

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This freshwater lake was listed as Iran’s seventy-first natural monument by Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran on October 23, 2009, and all of its surrounding areas are listed in the EPA’s protected areas list. It is interesting to know that in our country, there are 28 natural lakes and 9 man-made lakes (caused by dam construction), only 10 of which have freshwater.

The natural landscape along with the archeological, anthropological and traditional features of the region forms one of the most beautiful locations in the north of the country that draws many enthusiasts.


How can one have fun at Valasht Lake?

To get to this lake, you have to go down Chalus road and then take a dirt path. Along the way, the countryside and small huts pass through your eyes and add to the beauty of the trip. It’s not bad to know that the lake is also a popular cycling route, and many prefer to ride to the lake and immerse themselves in such activities. Keep in mind, however, that the path to the lake is not very smooth and it might prove to be difficult to cross.


Fishing in Valasht Lake

Valasht Lake is one of the fishing hangouts for those interested in such activities. Of course, there are no fishing facilities there and you have to bring your own equipment. Keep in mind that you have to go to the authorities around the lake to get a permit. There are no Common carps in this particular lake and you need to bring some supplies with you in order to catch Whitefish, Northern pike and the like.

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