The first is that at the beginning of the 20th century, a certain noble family brought 32 trees from California and planted them in memory of their dead son.
There are several explanations of how they appeared on the Black Sea coast
Another is that these trees were planted in the 1930s as part of a scientific experiment. 32 trees planted in the lake grew well, and over the years reached almost 30 meters.
Currently, this swamp cypress grove is listed in the IUCN Red List.
This place is very picturesque
The lake itself and the valley are framed by foothills, protecting it from the wind and creating a special climatic zone. Around the lake on the slopes you can find sessile oaks, many subspecies of juniper, and hornbeam trees.
On the shore, under branchy pines, you can have a picnic, swim and go fishing. It's possible to get close to the cypresses on boats or catamarans and take amazing photos. You can also take a horse ride around the lake.