Krn lake (1394 m / 4573 ft)

Krn Lake is the largest Slovenian high mountains lake. The lake is 390 m long, 150 m wide and 17.5 m deep. The water level fluctuates by about 2 m, the highest level is at the beginning of the summer.

Original name: Krnsko jezero
Park / Mountains: Julian Alps / Triglav National Park
Lake type: glacial / karst lake
Length: 390 m / 1279 ft
Width: 150 m / 492 ft
Maximum depth: 17,5 m / 57 ft
Altitude: 1394 m / 4573 ft
Geographical coordinates: 46.285264, 13.684927
Google Map: Krn Lake

 

Krn Lake (also the Big Lake) is the largest Slovenian high mountain lake. The lake is 390 m long, 150 m wide and 17.5 m the deepest point. The water level fluctuates by about 2 m, the highest level is at the beginning of the summer. It is a glacial origin and lies in the middle of the Karst world (Karst lake) below Krn (2244 m) and Batognica (2164 m). At the narrowest part the lake is caught between Lemež (2042 m) and Mali Šmohor (1939 m). There is a rich life in the lake, but due to the large inflow of nutrients, it is severely compromised. It is a particularly big threat to bathers in the summer days. Not far from the lake there is a hut Planinski dom at Krn lake.