Our Most Precious Treasure: The Lakes of Turkey

Tourists who love the sea can more easily access the magnificent beaches of Izmir by renting a car in Izmir. Tourists who prefer lakes, both domestic and foreign, usually look for a calm area where they can camp. We have listed some beautiful lake locations in our country where you can camp for you.

Sapanca Lake

Sapanca Lake attracts considerable attention due to its proximity to Istanbul. The turquoise color of the lake and the surrounding reeds have enchanted its visitors. With its natural beauty reminiscent of the Black Sea, you can relax both mentally and physically. You can ride a bicycle along the shore of Sapanca Lake, immerse yourself in the scenery, or take long walks. While it’s not very possible to camp right around the lake, there are camping areas close to the lake. Maşukiye picnic area is quite close to the lake. Those who want to move a bit away from the lake can visit Maşukiye. The distance between Istanbul and Sapanca Lake is 135 kilometers.

Abant Lake

Located in Bolu, Abant Lake is a region that offers natural beauties in every season, thanks to the climate and nature of Bolu. It is possible to set up camp near Abant Lake, but it is impossible to camp right by the lake. You can take walks by the lake or stay a few nights at nearby pensions. There are also people who take their wedding photos by the lake. Many tourists visit several times a year because of its clean air and beauty. Biking and other activities are also possible. The distance between Abant Lake and Istanbul is 258 kilometers, and it is 225 kilometers away from Ankara.

Yedigöller (Seven Lakes)

Thanks to the beautiful nature and climate of Bolu, Yedigöller National Park was established. You also have the possibility to camp in Yedigöller. Yedigöller gets its name from the seven lakes it contains, which are Büyükgöl, Seringöl, Deringöl, Nazlıgöl, Küçükgöl, İncegöl, and Sazlıgöl. Yedigöller hosts visitors with its clean and oxygen-rich air of Bolu and many types of trees it houses. Yedigöller is located between Yığılca and Mengen districts. It is 310 kilometers from Istanbul and 214 kilometers from Ankara.

Salda Lake

Salda Lake, with its deep blue magnesium-rich waters and rare mud, has attracted many visitors in recent years. While you can camp among the nearby lush pine forests, it is somewhat far from the shore of the lake. Vehicle entry to the shores of Salda Lake is prohibited. Located in Burdur, Salda Lake is 35 kilometers from the city center.

Şavşat Karagöl

Almost every place in the Black Sea Region is like a natural work of art, and Karagöl in Artvin is one of these natural artworks. Karagöl is located within the Sahara National Park. You can camp and have a caravan camp inside. Karagöl, located in the Şavşat district, is 25 kilometers from the city center.

For our readers who love lakes, we have listed the most beautiful lake routes in our country. Our readers who love the sea can more easily access the most beautiful bays and beaches by renting a car in Antalya. You can use Elitcar's website for car rental. Renting a car is very easy, and you can choose the vehicle you want.