In the Goygol National Reserve there are stunning lakes with crystal clear water, the largest of which is Lake Goygol (“Blue Lake”). Located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, it is surrounded by dense forests of the Lesser Caucasus and is recognized as one of the most beautiful lakes in Azerbaijan. It was formed after a strong earthquake in 1139, due to the fall of a stone from the top of Mount Kapaz, towering over the lake.
As many as 423 species of trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal plants grow around the lake. Red deer and roe deer, bears and wild boars, wolves, foxes, mountain goats, jackals and badgers, porcupines, lynxes live along the banks of the Goygol. And there are trout in the lake itself.
The charm of Lake Goygol has inspired Azerbaijani artists, musicians and poets to glorify its beauty for centuries.