Gajševsko jezero Lake- Ljutomer 2947

Gajševsko jezero Lake- Ljutomer

Region Mura statistical region
Starting point By the main road
Route length 4 km (2.8 miles)
route duration 1-2 h
Best time to visit All year
Appropriate for Baby Strollers , Baby Carriers , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age
Level of difficulty Easy route

Route Description

Gajševsko jezero Lake is an accumulation lake situated on the Ščavnica River. It lies between the town of Gajševci and the town of Grabe pri Ljutomeru in the municipality of Križevci. It is a result of the 1973 construction of a dam on the Ščavnica River and it became a reservoir for floodwaters. During normal water levels, it is shallow and muddy, with an average depth of less than 3 meters (9 feet).

This lake is the largest and richest fishing area around here. The fishing regime is managed by the Ljutomer Fishing Club, which maintains 10 hectares of the lake as a fish reserve. There are many predatory fish swimming around, such as carps and catfish.

Due to its flat location and relatively constant winds, Gajševsko jezero Lake is popular among surfers, who come in large numbers from all over Slovenia and the surrounding countries when there are suitable wind conditions. Unfortunately, the water itself is quite polluted, and it is additionally overloaded with fish, so swimming is not recommended. Never mind that, the nature around the lake is more interesting anyway.

There is a very nicely arranged sandy path lined with wooden planks and it is four kilometres (2.8 milers) long. The diverse wildlife can make any child giddy with excitement and the path is easy enough for toddlers as well.

You can leave your car by the road, in a marked parking lot.


Interesting Facts

Adventure Park Križevci (“Park doživetij Križevci”) is an activity perfect for both parents and children. Try out your skills and follow a recreational trail that circles through the forest and is divided into different thematic sections. Practice your balance, coordination; enjoy the zip line, etc... You are guaranteed to have fun!


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Gajševsko jezero- Ljutomer
Start point coordinates 46,536669

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Nearby Restaurants

Gostilna in picerija Šadl

This restaurant is an excellent choice for families with children, since they serve the most delicious pizzas. Our friends recommended the inn to us, since it is a well-known eating-place. We were very satisfied with both the offer and the service.

 Križevci pri Ljutomerju 10
9242 Križevci pri Ljutomerju
02 5871 439

Vita, Olja and Juna Recommend

We visited ZOO Sikaluzoo, located in Radenci and only 30 minutes away from Ljutomer. This was definitely a cherry on top of our adventure. We were able to pet and feed the animals who live in a large area surrounded by forest. A big + is the big children’s playground, which we really enjoyed. We will definitely visit the Zoo during the Christmas holidays as well, as it allegedly turns into a real sparkly winter wonderland.


Boračeva 54 a, 9252 Radenci