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Lake Svetes

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Dobeles
Parish:
Zebrenes
Other references to the location
5 km direction S from Biksti, 0,5 km direction S from the much larger Lake Zebrus, 1,2 km direction SE from "Villiki" home.
Coordinates
lat=56.6191333333, lon=22.9887
56° 37' 8" N, 22° 59' 19" E
Description

The lake is 1,2 x 0,5 km large; it has marshy and

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overgrown banks. It is best accessible from the south by means of a facilitated forest road.

Narrative

On the banks of the scenic lake the wide-known Zebrus Elkus Hill is found. The title of the lake (the root of the name "Svet-es" in Latvian refers to "holy") makes one think the lake could have been a holy place in the old days.

Attraction
Scenic, but poorly accessible.
Availability
Rather hard to access.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
On the southern bank of the lake the "Latvian State Forests" have installed an information stand and signs. Along the lake there is a trail leading to the Zebrus Elku Hill. Nearest towns with tourist infrastructure - Dobele and Jaunpils. Dobele castl
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
A probable holy place and related to the Elku Hill.

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