Lake Porkuni

Lake Porkuni: Address, Lake Porkuni Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Porkuni
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Lake Porkuni covers 41.5 hectares. It is divided using barrages into four smaller lakes: Lake Suurjarv also known as the ‘upper lake’; Lake Karujarv, also known as the ‘lower lake’; Lake Aiajarv; and Lake Iiri or the ‘Irish lake’. What makes Porkuni famous is the floating islands of Lake Suurjarv,which has a diving tower and where you can hire boats. It is also home to the Kaie spring. Folk tales talk of a slave girl named Kaie whose beauty caught the eye of the lord of the manor. But his love for the girl was not reciprocated, and it is said that one day while Kaie was gathering hay by the lake he threw her into the water. Unable to swim, she drowned, and the hay in her apron is said to have formed the lake’s floating islands.
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m0r5k
Tallinn, Estonia22 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
The lake is huge and there is plenty of space for crowds, although its never crowded. The lake is very clean and clear. There is a diving tower high as 3m. Also you can rent a boat or a water bike. Also there is a cafeteria with snacks and beverages. Very peaceful stay in the nature.
Written 13 June 2015
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Maarten H van Gent
Tamsalu, Estonia4 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
I am Dutch and living in Porkun about 250 meters from the lake. In summer time I swim and sail at the lake.
You only can sail with a movable sword, because there are a lot of plants in the undeep parts.
One other problem is the fact, that the lake is sometimes totally empty. Once in the 5 to 10 years.
The lake is very quired and you are not allowed to have a motor boat in the water.
All kind of birds and animals are living in the area.
Beavers are sometimes damaging the trees totally.
It is never crowded and the water is cristal clear.
Written 17 November 2013
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