Lake Lucienskie

Lake Lucienskie is the second largest lake in the Gostyniński Lake District. The lake is surrounded by a pine forest. The northern shore is occupied by the Leśny Lucien nature reserve. The eastern part is a nature refuge with the Komora reserve. Despite the large protected areas, the lake is popular with holidaymakers.

Lake Lucienskie
Lake Lucienskie

The easiest way to get to the lake is by provincial road No. 573, which connects Gostynin and Nowy Duninów. The distance to the A1 motorway is approximately 25 kilometers. The distance from Warsaw is 140 kilometers and the journey takes about two hours. Lake Lucienskie has an area of ​​203 hectares. The maximum depth is 20 meters. The lake is of the gutter type. It is 3 385 meters long and the maximum width is 930 meters. The water belongs to the 3rd class of purity, but it is suitable for bathing. Transparency is not great, but there are no industrial centers or densely built-up areas in the area, so there is a chance that the water quality will naturally improve.

The summer residence of the President of Poland is located on the northern shore of the lake. This facility was built in the 1960s and was used by the State Council until the end of the 1980s. In the early 1990s, the residence was handed over to the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. From that moment on, its modernization and expansion began. Today, the facility is a modern conference and recreation center, operating all year round. The Lucieński Seminars organized by the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, were held here. Currently, it houses the training and conference center of the Central Anticorruption Bureau and is named after the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński.

On the southern shore of the lake there are the ruins of the Linen Industry Plant. The building, built in the 1960s, consisting of four round hotel buildings, connected with each other by glass halls, a multi-storey reception pavilion, canteen and kitchen is now empty. The resort was very well equipped for its time. There were as many as 120 rooms at the guests’ disposal, as well as a basketball, volleyball, football pitch, and even two tennis courts. The plant went bankrupt in 1997 and the hotel operated for another 10 years. A private company that bought the buildings back after a few years lost interest in the business, so the facility was abandoned.

Much of the south shore is occupied by resorts and private accommodation. They are usually fenced buildings with individual holiday homes. There are also several properties that rent rooms. In the west there is a Scout Camp Base. Lake Lucienskie has shores covered with coastal vegetation and access is not possible everywhere. There is a generally accessible beach in Miałkówek. An interesting beach is available at the Wodnik Recreation Center. There are no parking spaces at the lake itself, so this is a place for those who come for longer.

It is good to rent a rowing boat for fishing as the shores of the lake are difficult to access. It is forbidden to use internal combustion engines on the lake (silence zone). Lake Lucienskie is rich in bream, perch and roach. It is regularly stocked with fish, and you can also find other fish species there, such as: catfish, ide, eel, crucian carp, tench, pike, zander, carp, grass carp. With a longer stay and regular baiting, we can expect really big bream and carp with grass carp. The lake is administered by the Polish Angling Association and you do not need to buy any additional permits apart from the fishing license.

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