Lake Lau Kawar

lake lau kawar

Lake Lau Kawar is a lake beneath the famous Mount Sinabung. The 2-square-kilometer (0.8 sq mi) lake is at Kutagugung village, Naman Teran sub-district (formerly Simpang Empat district), Karo. It is about 4 hours from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Here are some of the things that make Lake Lau Kawar special:

  • The scenery: The lake is surrounded by mountains and lush forests, creating a stunningly beautiful natural setting.
  • The fishing: Lake Lau Kawar is a popular spot for fishing, and you can catch a variety of fish, including trout, catfish, and tilapia.
  • The camping: There are several campsites around the lake, making it a great place to go camping and enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors.
  • The hiking: There are several hiking trails around the lake, ranging from easy to challenging. You can hike to the top of the mountains for stunning views of the lake and the surrounding area.
  • The legend: There is a legend that says that Lake Lau Kawar was formed by the tears of a mother who was crying for her two fighting sons.

What to Enjoy

The beauty of Lake Lau Kawar becomes clearer when you see some of the activities of local residents who pass through this point of interest. Usually, they fish in small boats on this lake. The lake is very beautiful when the sun is about to set. Photography lovers will definitely not miss this moment. The view of the fishermen returning home at dusk adds to the exoticism of Lake Lau Kawar.

What to Expect

Here are some additional tips for visiting Lake Lau Kawar:

  • The best time to visit is during the dry season, from April to October.
  • The lake is open 24 hours, but it is best to visit during the day to enjoy the scenery.
  • There is no entrance fee to the lake, but there may be a small fee to camp or hike in the area.
  • There are several accommodation options in Berastagi, from budget hostels to luxury resorts.

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Mikie Funland

See other attractions in Karo.