The Hirske Oko lake in Putyla District
The Hirske Oko ("Mountain Eye”), or Bukovynske / Hutsulske Oko ("Bukovynian / Hutsul Eye") lake is a blue pearl of Bukovyna and the Carpathians located about 1.5 km East of Nyzhny Yalivets village, Putyla District, 1000m above the sea level.
The lake is surrounded by evergreen fir trees. The Hirske Oko is more than 6m deep and its area is over one hectare. The water temperature never rises above 10-12°C even in the summer. This clean environment is a wonderful place for recreation tourism.
A stream near the lake
The water of Hirske Oko is supremely silent and looks like a mirror
A gazebo near the lake
Haze on the water in the early morning
The stream flowing out of the Hirske Oko
A tourist shelter near the lake
The Hirske Oko lake on Google Maps