SARTŲ REGIONINIS PARKAS
The park was established in 1992, to secure the landscape of the Sartai Lake, its ecosystem and cultural heritage values. The Regional Park is situated in northern part of Lithuania, in Rokiskis and Zarasai districts. The total area of the park is 4786 hectares. It comprises 29 percent of three massive forests, and 17 percent of 29 lakes. Sartai Lake is the biggest lake in the park which is well-known and valuable in the whole Lithuania. Our homestead “Ziogelis” is located on shore of the lake.
Sartai Lake is fourth according to its size, but has the longest coastline in Lithuania, seeking nearly 79 km in length. It is said that from the sky, the shape of the lake is similar to a huge, branched tree with eight large channels and load of fluids. Through this lake one of the clearest rivers in Lithuania – Sventosios River flows.
The deepest points of the lake are 22 meters and the highest coasts reach 30 meters length. Also, there are lots of bays, peninsulas and six islands, which overall make 13, 2 hectares in territory. Dumblyne Island is one of the most famous islands, which archeologists name as a couple of historical periods archeological monument. In the island it is still possible to find goods and equipments of the people that lived here during the Bronze Age. Sartai Lake is also well-known because of the annual winter horse race, which has been organizing here since 1865.
Sartai Regional Park is exceptional, because within its territory there are ten reserves and one sanctuary. Thus, while visiting the park you will not only familiarize with Lithuanian history and culture because of the visible heritage objects here, but also, you will discover the unique beauty of the Lithuania land’s nature. Visitors are welcome to visit mounds of the park that are situated in the south part of the lake. Also, in “Ziogelis” territory you can visit the Sartai Tower with the high of 35 meters. From the tower you can observe extremely interesting and hilly central and eastern parts of the park’s landscape.