Lake Tisza is the largest artificial lake in Hungary. It is located at the eastern part of Hungary, at the south-eastern edge of Heves county.
The lake is situated on what was a flood-plain, and on the flooded territory of the River Tisza. This 127km² is not a continuous water surface for it has sixteen islands and ten channels in it. The lake is the most popular ecotourism place in Central Europe.
There is a bird reservation in the lake which is located at the very northern part of it, where you can find hundreds of different bird species. The Eurovelo 11 bicycle road, which connects Norway with Greece, passes over there as well, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view at Lake Tisza from a 4 meters tall, natural gazebo.
The shallow water areas, which warm up easily are suitable for swimming. The deeper parts are for water sports such as sailing, water skiing, surfing, wake boarding and SUP. Lake Tisza is also the only lake in Europe where you can speed around by powerboat and jet-ski.
Along the riverbank (approximately 50 miles) there are recreation areas, open-air baths, camp-sites and places to hire equipment.