Domaša is a multi-purpose hydroelectric project, a water reservoir, located in the district of Vranov, in the eastern Slovakia. It was built between 1962 – 1967. Domaša dam lies in the valley of Ondava Highlands and serves also for the recreational purposes. It covers an area of 1,510 hectares, its length is 13.8 km, maximum width of about 3 km, maximum depth of 25 m.
Domaša lake / P.matel
Optimal climate and water temperature of around 23 °C provide pleasant swimming in clean water from June through mid September. Domaša is ideal for lovers of water sports and recreation. Its shores are lined with nice hills and ridges, which offer a unique scenery and a nice view of the water surface.
Its right western side is forested, which creates a paradise for mushroom pickers, hunters and lovers of long walks.
Water surface and its shores are characterized by variety of waterfowl. You can see the black stork, bitterns, plovers, various species of ducks, swans, herons, raptors from the kite, white-tailed eagle and others.
Fishermen will find a beautiful, quiet nooks, with the possibility of hunting different types of fish – carp, perch, pike, ache, catfish, bream, eel, chub. Rich fishing is also provided by a buffer tank adjacent to small towns of Malá Domaša and Slovenská Kajňa.
If you will be looking for an accommodation, there are several hotels, pensions, cottage resorts or campings around the lake. The best time to visit Domaša is, of course, the summer, when several summer festivals take place here. Some of the best known and most popular include Miss Domaša or a music festival, Domaša Fest.