Half a century may not seem like a long time for a natural feature, but for the man-made Lake Tisza, it is a number to celebrate. Over the last 50 years the lake has evolved an ecosystem that has become a refuge for countless species of animals and a place where humans can find peace as well. The Kisköre dam was created primarily to irrigate agricultural land in the region. Construction on the Kisköre dam began in October 1967. The work was carried out by the National Water Engineering Company, based on plans drawn up by VIZITERV engineers. The damming process was initially planned in three stages. The first and second stages were successfully completed, but the third eventually never came to fruition.
Take a bike trip around the lake
The shorter section of the cycle route around Lake Tisza is only 70 kilometres long, while the longer section is 95 kilometres long. It’s a great way to get the whole family on the bike. One of the cycle path’s advantages is that the route leads along the top of the dam, away from traffic, so even small children can enjoy it. It’s a good idea to allow a whole day for the trip, as there are great beaches in Sarud, Tiszafüred and Abádszalók and other places. If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent one (or an electric bike) in most of the towns and villages around the lake.