welcomes you all year round with different color dresses in Turkey’s 7 natural wonders of the Seven Lakes National Park consists of the lake. Yedigöller, which is at the top of the list of places to visit in Bolu, is 42 km away from the city center.
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How to go to Bolu Yedigöller?
We planned a trip to Bolu Yedigöller and wanted to share our impressions with you when our language returned. We recommend you to watch the “Yedigöller Yol” video, which has a relaxing effect of about half an hour.
- Can you go to Yedigöller in winter? You can browse through the article.
- Have you read our article on Abant Nature Lake and National Park?
- Be sure to read the article we wrote about Kartalkaya Ski Resort.
- Don’t forget to take a look at our Bolu Gölcük Nature Park tour.
- Would you like to know about Bolu Gölköy?
- You can review our Aladağ Camping Trip article.
- Salt Lake, Turkey’s read the writings of the Maldives.
In fact, although many of us remember a very shaky memory a few years ago because the roads were broken, Yedigöller has achieved a superb road as a result of the cooperation of the Special Provincial Administration with the Regional Directorate of Forestry. It’s hard to decide if this is good news or bad news. Because when the road was bad, the number of visitors was less than now and it was just as enjoyable to travel. Now, while one half of Yedigöller National Park is full of campers, the other half serves to insatiable tourists.
Since our previous trips to Yedigöller coincided with the spring or summer months, we were always deprived of the autumn views. This time, we planned our trip to Yedigöller for autumn and decided to make our trip on 14.10.2017. We set off with our vehicle from Bolu Center at noon. In fact, there are 3 different ways to reach Yedigoller. If you come from Istanbul, you can use the road connected to Düzce, but this road is not used much because it is long, instead it will be both shorter and more comfortable to reach Yedigöller from the traffic signs in Bolu Center. Travel lovers coming from Ankara can reach Yedigöller either via Mengen or from the center of Bolu. It is both quality and equal distance on both roads.
Four Seasons Bolu Yedigöller
Although undoubtedly decorated with different outfits every season, the Autumn view of Yedigöller is definitely worth seeing. This is why we decided to go to Yedigöller even though the weather was rainy and foggy. So much so that we found ourselves in a fairy tale book. It is possible to see every shade of yellow, green and orange in this season.
Despite the heavy rain, we climbed the ramps slowly. We shot photos and videos without getting lazy at every point that appeals to the eyes. In some of the shots the rain became so severe that we completed the shooting of those wonderful forest landscapes swept by the fog under the umbrella. Even though my two coats were completely wet during shooting, we were confident in the waterproofness of the camera and we captured these wonderful shots.
After climbing 20 km from the center of Bolu, you come to the Gurbettaşı pass. The close attention of the locals selling local products here may surprise you. The irresistible charm of mushrooms, cranberries, rosehips, marmalade, jam, honey, tarhana (soup) and of course a glass of freshly brewed hot tea will captivate you. You can go up to Bayraklı Hill and take a selfie or enjoy the insatiable view for hours. Since the altitude here is 1650 meters and it is between two straits, it makes you feel cold, and we recommend you, esteemed nature-loving travelers, to wear tight during these seasons.
While mobile phones could not receive a signal on most of the road in previous years, the GSM coverage area has expanded considerably with the renewal of the road and you can easily make instant photos and other media sharing since 4.5G internet connection can be provided at almost every kilometer.
After getting cold in the Gurbettaşı Pass and sipping our warm tea with the magnificent view, we climb the ramp for about 500 meters further, after which the slope reverses and the ramp is down, about 5 km further down, and another viewing terrace awaits us here.
Ayıkaya Terrace; it’s like the window of a house overlooking the canyon covered with pine, fir and oak trees. Here, too, there is a place that sells local products and serves tea and coffee. After eating the boiled milk corns, loved by the youngest member of our team, on the “Ayı Kaya” (Ayı=bear, Kaya=rock) viewing terrace, we completed our photo shoots and moved towards Yedigoller.
After continuing for another 6-7 km, we arrived at Kapankaya Terrace. There is a car park for about 10 cars on the roadside. When you reach Kapankaya pass, a 250-meter climbing path awaits you. It’s a little easier to climb with the wooden stairs made by the Forestry Directorate, but believe me, a view worth the effort and effort awaits you at the summit.
When you reach the summit, you can have the chance to see the most beautiful forest views from a two-storey wooden structure at the top and a wooden balcony just below. Kapankaya is a passage that is cold in four seasons and with plenty of wind, as it has a strait structure. For this reason, I always say that you have a coat with you when you go to Kapankaya Terrace.
When we leave Kapankaya Terrace behind and go down for a few kilometers, the asphalt ends and the cobblestone road begins. Then, Atmaca Observation Terrace appears. I guess you will feel less cold here because the altitude is lower than the Kapankaya pass and the rear part is mountainous. When we reach the Atmaca terrace, the visibility decreases to 5-6 meters due to the dense fog. For this reason, when we looked from the balcony part of the terrace, it was just a white view. When the fog started to recede slowly, that wonderful view started to show itself. The deep valley covered with forest stretches between the trees right in front of the balcony.
We brought together and shared the promotional videos of the observation terraces we viewed along the 45-kilometers road from Bolu city center to Yedigöller. We strongly recommend you to watch this video about Gurbettaşı, Ayıkaya, Kapankaya and Atmaca viewing terraces. The best time to visit Yedigöller is in the Autumn season, between the middle of September and the end of November. Every season is different, but the perfect harmony of yellow and green can be seen only at these times. We wanted to have a Yedigöller adventure in winter, but the officers turned our vehicle back after Gurbettaşı location because the road was closed.
Bolu Yedigöller Entrance Fee How Much?
We crossed the viewing terraces, passages and gorges and went down to Bolu Yedigöller. After passing the winding roads with lots of bends, we reached the entrance order of Yedigöller National Park, which has 7 lakes in total. Here we continued to go down after paying 21 TL entrance fee for cars. In the meantime, let us remind you that there is no fee for entry to Yedigöller National Park from relatives of martyrs, veterans and disabled citizens.
After overcoming the small traffic congestion caused by the vehicles that could not fit in the parking area, we arrived in the lakes region and parked our vehicle and started with Seringöl, which is located at the bottom, in the north, to the second phase of the Yedigöller trip. In this part of our Yedigöller blog post, we will share our impressions with photographs of seven lakes, from north to south, namely Seringöl, Büyükgöl, Deringöl, Kurugöl, Nazlıgöl, İncegöl and Sazlıgöl.
- What are the Names of Yedigöller?
✓ Serin Göl
✓ Büyük Göl
✓ Derin Göl
✓ Kuru Göl
✓ İnce Göl
✓ Sazlı Göl
✓ Nazlı Göl
- How much is Yedigöller entrance fee?
Per person without vehicle: 6 ₺
Motorcycle: 9 ₺
Cars: 21 ₺
Minibus: 54 ₺
Midibus: 90 ₺
Camping Tent Permit: 34 ₺
Veterans, Martyrs' Relatives and Disabled citizens can enter Yedigöller free of charge if they submit their valid documents.
The northernmost lake is Seringöl. It covers an area of 1760 square meters. It is the first of the 7 lakes that are formed by volcanic floating parts blocking the basin.
When traveling from north to south, the second lake is Büyük Lake. Its deepest place is 15 meters. It is also the largest lake with an area of 24,900 square meters.
It is located just north east of the big lake. There is a transition between Big Lake and Derin Lake. There is a stone bridge over this crossing that vehicles can pass through. It has an area of 15,000 square meters and a depth of 20 meters.
It is one of the two smallest lakes when you continue south from Yedigöller National Park region, in other words upwards. It has a surface area of 2170 square meters. It is located just north of Nazlı Lake where the Bolu Yedigöller Waterfall is located. There is also the Dilek Fountain here. There is also a swamp to the east of this place.
The road of the National Park passes between the Kuru Lake and İnce Lake. This is the other small lake on the upper, or western part of the road. İnce lake is the smallest lake of Yedigöller with a surface area of 1030 square meters. Right next to the İnce lake, there are touristic bungalow type Mountain Houses.
It is located just west of the İnce lake. The reed lake has a surface area of 5950 square meters. A little further ahead is the sheltered Deer Farm.
Nazlı lake is the lake below on the left as it moves down from the Bolu Yedigöller National Park order. It can be reached by stone and wooden stairs. It is surrounded by meadows and trees of different species. Nazlı lake has a surface area of 15,780 square meters. The most beautiful picnic areas are around Nazlı lake. However, with the decision of the General Directorate of National Parks, it is forbidden to light a barbecue, samovar or fire in the entire National Park for protection from forest fires. Citizens are often warned in this direction with audio and visual stimuli.
Yedigöller Promotional Video
It is a rare opportunity to get rid of the stress of the city by making a small getaway to find peace with its quiet and calm nature, where you can see every shade of green, yellow and orange even brown. We shared what we have seen in Bolu Yedigöller in two video clips. We prepared this feature-length promotional clip with a documentary flavor by bringing together the FullHD images reflected on our in-car camera of our journey from Bolu Tunnels to Yedigöller Entrance.
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