Mamraz Lake is an unspoiled attraction situated in the richly-forested province of Mazandaran 2 km from the city of Nowshahr.
Ghosts Lake is 700 meters long and 300 meters wide. There are dried trees in the water that create spectacular scenery. Visitors may face with some animals passing through this completely virgin place.
In an untamed area in the north of Iran, there is a secretive and eerie Lake, and the first thing that will attract visitors is the mysterious name of this virgin lake that is a special one of its kind. Because of its freaky nature, it’s also known as Ghosts Lake.
The length of the lake is 300 m (980 ft) and its width is 70 m (230 ft) and in total it covers an area of 40 hectares (99 acres) with the surface and its surroundings covered with alder and hornbeam trees. The hornbeam is a native species of plants and trees with a height of 15 to 25 m (49 to 82 ft), with a truncated trunk and smooth, gray-green skin that have been rooted in the lake for many years and are now decayed because of the constant proximity to water. The lake is listed as a natural heritage site for its unique look and stunning beauty.
Its chilling, deadly silence will surely give you a feeling of excitement and fear. The spotless nature around the lake is mostly foggy and you can hear the wild animals sound around this area, combined with the view of dried up trees in the middle of the lake is another factors which it earned the name of Ghosts Lake.
This Mysterious Lake like its name has also a distinguished and weird shape. This is so different that this difference caused its name to be registered as one of Iran’s natural national heritages. The look of this Lake is as if you would think at the first sight that the trees are growing backward and the roots are out.
The water is so clean and shiny that it increases its beauty as a result of the reflection of the trees in the water. What takes your breath away at first glance is the remains of trunks in the middle of the lake known as dead trees. You can also visit the forest that engulfs Mamraz Lake and enjoy its fresh air and natural views.
Apart from the dead trees in the lake, the beautiful forest that surrounds it is another attraction of this area. By stepping into the forest you can enjoy the view of the towering trees, each of which has its own beauty.
How can you journey Ghosts Lake?
There are two ways you can visit Mamraz: First, you can go to Nowshahr or one of the other towns near the area and stay in one of the local hotels, or motels. Otherwise, you can go camping onsite and experience a different kind of holiday.
Best Time to Travel
Travelling to this place in spring and summer has a special beauty due to the green trees, and the fog of the lake. In the cold seasons of the year, its beauty is not lost, but due to the snowfall, driving on the road becomes very difficult and therefore it is not recommended.
The best time to visit Mamraz Lake is in the spring and summer. Please take this piece of advice not to travel without enough equipment and a sophisticated car or if you can use an off-road. There are no amenities around the lake and you must do your shopping in the city before you set off.