Russia’s second cleanest Lake Turgoyak is located in the Chelyabinsk region near the city of Miass. Lake Turgoyak is the deepest in the Urals. It is known for very high transparency, which reaches 12-19 meters. It is called the younger brother of the Baikal: soft Turgoyak water purity is second only after Lake Baikal. Lake is very rare on our planet meet in the same place at once the lake among the mountains and the beautiful pine forest, which fills with oxygen the whole district.
The place where lake Turgoyak is located, is a national park. In the water, there are practically no mineral salts, that is, the water is very soft. You also need to know that the water in the lake Turgoyak is healing, saturated with oxygen and practically released from vegetation. The locals are very proud of this body of water as the lake is listed as the world’s most valuable reservoirs.
Turgoyak area is 26.4 square kilometers, the greatest width – 6.3 km, and the length of 6.9 km. In the southern Urals Turgoyak – the deepest lake, as its depth is 34 meters. Also on the lake can be seen 6 islands. The water to this lake supply rivers such as the Kuleshovka, the Bobrovka, the Pugachevka and the Lipovka. Currently there are no outflow because of the fact that the water level has gone down. In itself, the lake is picturesque enough: the coastline have nice walking paths.
The name of the lake comes from the Bashkir language, meaning “lake on a hill.” While the research in this area were found traces of prehistoric people. The best known are the megaliths, located on the island of Vera (Faith). Since on the coast of the Turgoyak is located very large number of hotels and resorts, there are always many tourists.
There is a beautiful legend about the lake Turgoyak. It happened back in the ancient time. Here, on the shores of beautiful Lake, lived a beautiful boy, who was called the Tur. When he grew up, he decided to go on a journey to explore all the wonderful places, because he was very fond of nature. One day he saw a beautiful girl, who was sitting on a stone and cried.
When he asked the name of beauty, he heard “Goyak.” Her problem was – she was blind. The evil witch wanted to get rid of her, because she was very beautiful. To help the girl could only crystal clear water and Tur knew where he could taken it – in the lake where he grew up. The guy brought water, she washed her eyes with it, and began to see again. Forever Tur and Goyak stayed together. And again in the valley was heard her laughter. When she washed, then she dropped a few drops to the ground. On this place appeared lake Turgoyak, which we all now know.
The Turgoyak is rich in species of fish: carp, tench, rudd, gudgeon, whitefish, ripus, trout, pike, perch, ide, burbot, ruff. Fishing throughout the year. In summer, fishing from the shore and from boats. The best fishing grounds grassy bays and waters of the islands. In winter fishing around the pond. Some prefer relatively shallow waters (6 – 12 meters), to catch pike, perch, rudd. Others go for whitefish at a depth of 25 meters or more. In the afternoon fishing off the bottom, the fish – whitefish and related fines (perch, ruff), at night – ripus. Best fishing on the first and last ice. Shiga and ripus are caught at a depth near Gull Island and Vera.
Water area of 2638 hectares. The Turgoyak – the second most transparent lake in the world. Lake water has bright bluish-greenish color and high transparency, the bottom can be seen at a depth of 15-20 m. Turgoyak – the most transparent lake in the Urals. No wonder the people called the younger brother of Baikal.
Water in Turgoyak has medicinal properties. Because of this, it is used in spas and recreation centers. The fact that this water has a small amount of minerals and enriched with oxygen, and has excellent flavor characteristics. Researchers say that in composition it resembles the Baikal, but much cleaner. Bottom of the Turgoyak has radon springs that attracts a lot of people.
The water here is so clean that you can see the bottom. These properties constantly attract people. According to witnesses, when viewed from a boat at the bottom, the impression that the bottom is just one or two meters. But this is not so, because the depth reaches 30 meters. Around the lake grows a large number of pine trees forming the forest. So relaxing here, you will feel the constant presence of pine flavor, and it has a powerful healing effect. Once here, you will realize that all the surrounding nature produces a salutary effect on the human body.