Lake Kovada National Park

Lake District

Surrounding a small lake connected to Lake Eğirdir by a channel, this national park is good for hiking, picnicking and flora, especially at the nearby Kasnak Forest, which is full of butterflies and rare mountain flowers. For views, a short walk from the car park leads to a viewing tower overlooking the lake and forest. The park is about 30km south of Eğirdir en route to Yazılı Canyon Nature Park, and the two can be visited in one day.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake District attractions

1. Adada

7.27 MILES

The very ruinous remnants of Adada, with its toppled masonry strewn across overgrown meadows and into the surrounding forest, has a still visible agora…

2. Yazılı Canyon Nature Park

11.73 MILES

Deep in the Taurus Mountains, roughly 65km south of Eğirdir, this forested gorge separates the Lake District (ancient Pisidia) and the Antalya region …

3. Mt Davraz

12.12 MILES

Davraz Dağı (2653m), rising between three lakes, has great skiing from mid-December to March. A day-long section of the St Paul Trail leads between here…

4. Pınar Pazarı

13.01 MILES

On Sundays between August and October, you can buy apples, cheese, yoghurt or even a goat at this village market run by the Yörük Turks, who descend from…

5. Hızır Bey Cami

16.88 MILES

Originally a Seljuk warehouse (built 1237), this simple stone structure in the centre became a mosque in 1308 under Hamidoğulları emir Hızır Bey. It…

6. Belediye Beach

16.9 MILES

Sandy Belediye Beach is at Yazla, less than 1km from Eǧirdir centre on the Isparta road. There are changing cabins and simple restaurants.

7. Zından Cave

16.9 MILES

Roughly 30km southeast of Eğirdir, and about 1km north of Aksu by a Roman bridge, you'll find the entrance to the kilometre-long Zından Mağarası, which…

8. Dündar Bey Medresesi

16.91 MILES

In 1281 Hamidoğulları emir Felekeddin Dündar Bey turned this grand stone structure in the centre – then a 67-year-old Seljuk caravanserai – into a medrese…