Bukovnica lake was created by the damming of the stream Bukovnica, it is an artificial lake, which is located in the valley of chestnut-beech forest, south from the settlement Bukovnica on southeast part of Goričko. Forests offer home to the game, to the visitors offers shadow and the chance to rest, walk or picnic. North from Bukovnica, in Motvarjevci forest, a hunting lodge is located. From the beginning of WWII it became a refuge for the Partisans of the Prekmurje troop. In the forest above the lake the chapel of St. Vid is located, which watches above Vid’s spring of water with special miraculous power. On this area the dowsers marked 26 energy points, although they found over 50 of them. The chapel is a trademark of Bukovnica lake and popular destination of the visitors.
The average depth of the lake is 2-3 meters, its biggest depth reaches 8 meters. The lake was formed as anti-flood measure, so they regulating arrange the area next to the river Ledava and its tributaries. It covers approximately 7 ha of area. At first the damming was intended for fish farming, later fishing and sport fishing activities was developed. Chestnut-beech forest is important reproductive habitat of amphibians. Here flourishes also endangered plants frogbit and water chestnut.
Forest didactic path leads around the lake, it is around 1700 meters long, and easy with 42 meters height difference. Along the path are 6 informational boards with information about the path.
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