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Reservoir of Fehérvárcsurgó

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  • A Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározó a levegőből
    / A Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározó a levegőből
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / The Blue Trail runs on the lakeside of Fehérvárcsurgó Reservoir
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Kilátás a Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározóra a Vaskereszttől
    Photo: Péter Farkas
  • / A Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározó a Vaskereszttől
    Photo: Péter Farkas
  • / The reservoir of Fehérvárcsurgó
    Photo: Barna Burger, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / A Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározó
    Photo: Péter Farkas
  • / The reservoir of Fehérvárcsurgó
    Photo: Laskai Tamás, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Frozen waves of the reservoir
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Kilátás a Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározóra a Vaskereszttől
    Photo: Péter Farkas
  • / Wooded slopes surrounding the lake
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / The reservoir from the dam
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / The Blue Trail runs along the shore
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Ice crack on the frozen reservoir
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Munkálatok a Fehérvárcsurgói-víztározónál
    Photo: Péter Farkas
The reservoir of Fehérvárcsurgó is a pretty lake north of Gaja Gorge with a long stretching lakeside. Besides being an impressive part of the landscape it is mostly used for fishing and swimming.

Gaja Creek is the largest water flow of East Bakony. Mining activities in the area called for establishing a reservoir in 1971-72 for seepage control. Archeological excavations found that even ancient Romans dammed Gaja in the 2nd century, probably to obtain drinking water and a bathing facility.

Today the lake is a beautiful holiday resort with holiday houses surrounded by rolling hills. It has an average depth of 6-8 meters and a maximum depth of 15 meters. Swimming is allowed at the northeastern tip.

Nowadays the primary function of the dam is to control floods, however, the reservoir contributes to drinking water supply and irrigation as well as it is a popular fishing spot (with a local record of an 80 kg catfish).

Previously the area was used as a cabbage field and 3 mill operated along this section of the creek. In the mid-2000s beavers set up home between the gorge and the lake.

Take a walk around the lake and check the barren hill near the dam for the view over the lake and surrounding hills. The Blue Trail passes by the lake along its southern shore and Becsali büfé there is a stamping location.

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Updated: August 17, 2020

Public transport

  • Get off at bus stop “Fehérvárcsurgó, kastély” (buses from Székesfehérvár and Bodajk).
  • Get off at bus stop “Fehérvárcsurgó, Gúttamási elágazás” to swim.

Getting there

  • From the bus stop head towards the castle and cross the castle park until you reach the building. Take a right onto Petőfi Sándor Street and turn left at the roundabout. Continue along the street and it takes you out of the village to the lakeside. Follow the Blue (K) markers to get close to the lake (2.5 km).
  • For swimming, head north from bus stop “Gúttamási elágazás” along the main street and turn left onto Szabadság Street to arrive at the lake (1.5 km).

Parking

  • Free of charge parking on both Fehérvárcsurgó and Kincsesbánya sides (at the swimming resort and the dam).

Coordinates

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47.279324, 18.254589
DMS
47°16'45.6"N 18°15'16.5"E
UTM
34T 292374 5239861
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58.3 km
17:10 h
1260 m
1490 m
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