Picnic area "Lake"
Lake Orahovica is an artificial lake located at the foot of Papuk Mountain, not far from Ružica city. It is the main and most visited destination of Orahovica during the summer days. It was created in 1961 when an artificial embankment was being built. Although artificial, it has its own natural springs on the mountain that allow fresh water to constantly flow into the lake. Back in 2007, it has been recommended to become a protected tourist entity. Located 1500 meters from the center of Orahovica, it has become one of the most famous natural sights of Orahovica. It is surrounded by hills and gentle deciduous forests and lies at the foot of the Ružica city. In summer it is very visited as it is the only beach in the area. Various events are held on the lake, such as the May Day Picnic, Wine and Kulen Fair, Wine Marathon, Ferragosto Jam, acoustic evenings, summer program, various sports competitions such as bicycle races and Papuk extreme challenge… Along the lake, there are areas for camping and barbecue, as well as sports fields (beach volleyball). The restaurant "Jezero" is open at the lake, where you can enjoy a large gastronomic offer of "a la carte" dishes, and during the week you can order all kinds of meals.