Where are the bathing areas on Lake Bohinj and where else can you go swimming in Bohinj. What are the prohibitions on high mountain lakes.
The largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia offers many possibilities for water activities. Lake Bohinj has designated bathing areas at Fužinski Bay and Ukanc. Both areas are in the Triglav National Park, so certain rules must be followed to preserve nature. Lake Bohinj is renewed three times a year. The main inflow is the Savica river and the main outflow is the Jezernica river. More than a third of the lake’s water comes from karst springs below the lake’s surface along its northern shore. When it rains heavily, karst waters rise to the surface in the Govic spring.
Quality of bathing waters
In bathing water areas, ARSO (Slovenian Environment Agency) monitors water quality every 14 days during the bathing season (in Bohinj between 15 June and 31 August). Check the water quality in Bohinj here: quality of bathing waters.
At these sites, the microbiological quality of the water is monitored and evaluated according to the requirements of the Bathing Directive and national regulations. Information and warnings are also posted on information boards in the bathing water area.
What about our four-legged friends?
Dog owners who take their pets on holiday are probably used to all the adjustments that pet ownership requires, and there are rules in Bohinj too. To make them clearer, here are some pointers.
Bathing of the animals is prohibited in the bathing water area – Ukanc and Fužinarski zaliv (see above). Everywhere else, dogs can be bathed, subject to the Triglav National Park Act, which stipulates that dogs must always be kept on a leash. Bathing in the other lakes of the Triglav National Park is prohibited for both dogs and their owners.
Bathing is prohibited in:
- all high mountain lakes (Triglav lakes, Krnsko lake,…)
- Mostnica river
- Ribnica river
- Bistrica river
- lake at Planina Pri jezeru
Indoor swimming pools
Indoor bathing is a good choice especially outside the summer season, when the water in Lake Bohinj is only suitable for the “brave”.
The Bohinj Water Park boasts over 500m2 of shared pool space! The pools have a varied design and depths suitable for all ages.
The pool area has a larger leisure pool, two jacuzzis and a children’s pool with rides. In the main leisure pool, you can pamper yourself in the sound cavern or splash around in the lovers’ cavern. For the more adrenaline-fuelled, try the pool climbing wall or slide down the water slide! The recreational pool is also suitable for animation for older and younger people! Pool attractions and effects such as hot tubs, water jets, a wild river and a tropical waterfall are sure to add to your enjoyment.
The outdoor summer terrace is great for sunbathing and relaxing, and in winter you can watch the snowflakes fall from our sun loungers through the panoramic roof!
Water depth in recreation pool is 1.35 m and in Children’s pool 0.4 m. The temperature of the large pool is 31ºC, while the temperature of the children’s pool and jacuzzis is 34.6ºC.
The outdoor pool is open during the summer season. Respecting the bathing rules is essential for your safety and the safety of other visitors.