Göygöl literally means "the Blue Lake". It is a natural impounded lake and it is situated in the foothills of Murovdag, not far from Ganja. Due to an earthquake which hit the area on 25 September 1139, parts of the Kapaz Mount collapsed and blocked the path of the Kür?kçay River. As a result of the diversion of water flow, a lake with pure mountain water was created, hence the name given signifying the pureness of the water.
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In 1925 the lake was incorporated into the newly founded "Goy Gol State Reserve" which was superseded as Göygöl National Park in 2008. The Greater Göygöl area is split into 19 lakes, 8 of which are situated at 1,556 metres above the sea level. Due to the purity of the water, one can see underwater life clearly 8–10 metres below the surface. The lake fauna is very rich. The Göygöl Trout has evolved from the river trout since the natural creation of the lake. The Göygöl area is known for dry winters and mild to warm summers and the lake is a major tourist attraction during the spring and summer seasons. In 2009, more than 4500 tourists visited Goygol.
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Our guests will be staying in our newly constructed wooden lodges which have been constructed with local materials and are powered by solar panels. Water is as fresh and pure as you can get from mountain streams. Your lodges are serviced daily and there will be staff on duty to help as required.More about our eco-lodges