Lake Skadar is the largest lake in Balkan Peninsula with a surface area that seasonally fluctuates between 370 km2 to 530 km2. It is located on the western Balkan with approximately two-third (229 km2) of its surface belonging to Montenegro and about one-third (142 km2) to Albania.
Skadar Lake is one of the largest national parks in Montenegro. Park was founded in 1968 for keeping and protection of wonderful surrounding of the Lake and its shore. Plan of development for his park was made in 1997. It’s extremely famous for its diversity of flora and fauna. Lake itself is unusual for mutual vicinity of different living areas and their chain of feeding.
There are many kinds of birds. It is stated that 270 kinds of birds inhabit this Lake. Around 90% of birds are migratory and are of international importance. There are 50 species of fish living in the Lake and 3 snake like. The most important from economic point of view are ukljeva and carp.
World of plants of this park is very important and is different from the regions where there are often floods, little stone islands and steep mountain cliffs. There are three rare and protected plants and trees and large number (30 +) of rare plants in park.
In region of Skadar Lake there are 20 monasteries, churches, villages, fortresses and sacred monuments. This lake is witness of Montenegrin history from 11th century up to now. Around Lake itself there are 18 important historic monuments.
Bird watching, fishing, hunting, renting and ride in boat, swimming and sunbathing are main recreational activities around the Lake.