Zavoj Lake its beautiful artificial lake near Pirot, in southeast Serbia you should visit. February 25, 1963. a huge landslide from the sunny side of the Stara mountain rushed into the valley. Former village Zavoj was flooded, and today here is lake Zavoj instead.
Zavoj lake today
In that way Visočica River was dammed a river creating a natural earth dam. That is the creation of Zavoj lake. It’s very clean and full with fishes, so its the reason to be one of most popular places among fisherman’s. You can fish perch, chub, trout, carp, catfish, pike etc. It is great for divers, camping and swimming too. Pirot’s hydroelectric power plan is getting partly it’s water from this lake. Lake is surrounded with high tops Belan (1576m), Staziste (1492m), Ormanovska cuka (1168m), Dika’s top (101m1) etc. The lake itself is very clean, as nature around it. From time to time hydropower plant Pirot open water gate and the lake loose its depth for a while.
On the paleontological site the mud and sediments petrified in the form of plates which are rich in remains of shells. The shells have been found on the slopes of the Stara mountain at over 1,440 meters or 4,720 feet. And also sea worms, snails and other marine animals sea crocodiles, sharks, giant mollusks.
It belongs to Pirot’s municipality, and it’s 15km away from it.
Top photo by BY-SA 4.0; midle photo by by Senka CC BY-SA 3.0; bottom left ;bottom right hr:Suradnik:BončCC BY-SA 3.0