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Lake Būšnieki Nature Trail

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Lake Būšnieki is unique for its location at an average altitude of 10 m above the sea level, being situated just 1,5 km from the Baltic Sea. The area of the lake water surface is 330 ha. Maximum bed depth – 2,8 m. Lake Būšnieki is a lagoon-type lake, which has formed in a hollow surrounded by dunes. The marks of the adjacent dune ridges are between 23,6 to 20,8 m above the sea level.

On the western side of the lake a nature reserve Lake Būšnieki Coast is located, which was included in the European Protected Areas Natura 2000 network. It was established in 2004 and covers an area of 49 ha.

The length of the nature trail is 8 km and it stretches all around the lake. The trail is well-equipped and ac - cessible to all, including wheelchair users. On a leisurely pace the trail takes about 3 hours. A 200 m long wooden boardwalk stretches into the lake from the coast in the nature reserve area, allowing to enjoy a pleasant walk through the lake reeds without disturbing the birds living there.

Opening hours

08:00-17:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

Tourism information only by calling, via e-mail, on-site only with certificate!

10:00-16:00 (6)

Tourism information only by calling, via e-mail,on-site only with certificate!

10:00- 16:00 (7)

Tourism information only by calling, via e-mail!

10:00- 15:00  (National holidays)

Tourism information only by calling, via e-mail!



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