Karujärv

The bottom of the lake is mainly sandy. In Karujärv there are five islands. According to the folktale Karujärv got its name after 7 bears quarrelled on this place. To stop the God made such a heavy rain that the lake was created. Bears went away each one of them in his own direction, that why the lake has 7 gulfs.
Interesting to know: Karujärv is the oldest lake on Saaremaa, almost 8000 years old. Lake is under nature protection. The area of the lake is 330 ha and the deepest place is 6 m.

The bottom of the lake is mainly sandy. In Karujärv there are five islands. According to the folktale Karujärv got its name after 7 bears quarrelled on this place. To stop the God made such a heavy rain that the lake was created. Bears went away each

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