Fruska Gora is adorned with 16 lakes. Most of these lakes were deliberately built to prevent flood stream from melted snow coming down from the mountain, but also for irrigation of farmlands.
On the south side of the mountain there are 14 artificial lakes, and only two of those lakes were created unplanned, after pits got filled with water. They are Bešenovo and Ledinci lake.
Accumulation lakes are mostly restocked, thus being suitable for both nature lovers and for those who love fishing.
Most of the lakes are used for swimming, but at your own risk. In any case, if you are a lover of nature and natural resources, Fruska Gora lakes should be a must see on your map.
We will single out a few of the most beautiful and most visited lakes in the Fruska Gora just for you.
This former mine of marble is owned by cement factory – Lafarge, however, for the last twenty years the mine pit had filled with water, making it one of the favorite destinations to locals, and of Novi Sad natives.
People of all ages enjoy this lake. The lake is about 50 meters deep and it seems to have no plans to stop growing as the water level continues to rise.
The lake is emerald green and surrounded by a forest. Although located next to the road, if you close your eyes and enjoy the peace, tranquility and the chirping of birds you will feel that you are on a completely different, distant place.
Borkovac lake lies on the southern slopes of Fruska gora, in the town of Ruma, only 40 kilometers from Novi Sad. The lake is artificial and was built in 1970 covering an area of 40 hectares and with a depth of 5 meters.
The lake can be reached quite easily: – via Ruma, asphalt road.
Ledinci lake – the most beautiful pearl of the northern slopes of Fruska gora, created in 1999 during the NATO bombing, and at the termination of the pump quarry.
Two smaller streams, and ground water began to fill the quarry and thus created one of the most popular lakes of locals, as well as tourists.
The water in the lake kept increasingly growing so at one point the depth of the lake was as high as 50 meters, and the water was clean, transparent and turquoise. The lake was bean shaped and was 400 meters long and 100 meters wide.