ochiul beiului lake

Ochiul Beiului in the Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park

Published on September 18, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

If you are wondering where is Ochiul Beiului located, well, it’s situated in the southwestern part of Romania, near the village of Potoc, in the Caraș-Severin County. The lake is part of the Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park, a protected area encompassing diverse ecosystems, rare flora, and fauna. To reach Ochiul Beiului, visitors must embark on a scenic trek through the forest, immersing themselves in the untouched beauty of the Carpathian mountains. If you plan to eat something before or after your journey to Ochiul Beiului, you can find a small restaurant near the trout farm where you can eat some fresh mountain trout and not just.

The road from Potoc to the trout farm

Please be mindful that the approximately 4.7 km road from the village of Potoc to the place called Podul Beiului is narrow with many curves so be sure not to drive very fast there. Unfortunately, the next segment of the road, from Podul Beiului to the Beiului trout farm is not asphalted anymore, therefore you will have to drive even slower. The second part of the journey has a length of 4.4 km.

From the trout farm to the lake

Once you arrive at the trout farm, you will find many places where you will have to leave your car while you visit the beautiful lake. From this point starts the most beautiful part of the journey, a long walk in the forest to Ochiul Beiului,

Right before the entrance into the trout farm, you will find a marked path that will take you through the forest to Ochiul Beiului. After about 45 minutes of walking through the forest, next to a mountain stream, you will reach the small lake with turquoise water.

Path in the forest to Ochiul Beiului.
Path in the forest close to the trout farm.
Stream in the forest near the path
A stream near the path.
Fallen trees in the water.
Fallen trees in the stream.

Ochiul Beiului

After a long and beautiful walk in the forest, the magnificent lake with its amazing turquoise water came into sight. Since we visited this place in the summer, there were a lot of tourists near the lake admiring and of course, photograph it from various angles.

Ochiul Beiului with its turquoise water.
Ochiul Beiului.
Turquoise water.
Turquoise water.
Tree roots growing on the rocks.
A tree with exposed roots near the lake.
Stream near the lake in the forest.
A stream near the lake.
Tiny cascades on the stream.
Mountain steam.
Small waterfalls.
Small waterfalls.

Camping options near Ochiul Beiului

Right next to the restaurant, you will also find two camping places if you wish to stay here for a longer period. Those two option are Camping Pastravaria Bei and Camping Valea Beiului.

In the map below you will find the exact location of the two camping places:

What else can you visit in Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park?

If you plan to visit other natural beauties in this National Park then you should visit the Bigar Waterfall.