Sadpara Lake is Skardu Valley's main lake, supplying water for Skardu town, and reputedly one of the most picturesque lakes in Pakistan. In 2002, the Government of Pakistan decided to build a dam on the Satpara Lake allocating Rs. 600 million ($10 million) to the Satpara Dam project, two years later in 2004. Progress on the project has, however, been slow. Satpara Lake is 6 miles (9.7 km) from Skardu. Satpara Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the country offering trout fishing, and row boating. Satpara Lake is a beautiful lake which is situated near Deosai the second highest plain area in the world
This lake is only 8 KM away from Skardu and it’s hardly takes 20 minutes to reach at the lake. You can try your luck sitting at the bank at any suitable place around the lake or hire a boat and go to the island for best results. Boatman only takes Rs.300.00 for a round trip to the island and Rs.1000.00 for a complete round of the lake A dam is being constructed there and unfortunately the beautiful Ireland will be no more there once the dam construction is completed as the water level of dam will be quite high.
SATPARA DAM PROJECT
is a project inagaurated in 2002 and to be completed by December 2010. It is 7 km away from skardu city and its altitude is 8,700 feet (2,700 m) moreover it will also pond the water about 90,000 acre feet (110,000,000 m3). The main source of water is melting ice of DEOSAI PLANES during summer season. It is a multipurpose project, which will produce 13 Megawatts hydro generation, irrigate 15,000 acres (61 km2) of land and also provide 13 cusecis drinking water daily to Skardu city.
How To Reach
The lake is accessible by a 14km jeep road from Skardu which is accessible by a metalled road from Islamabad via KKH or by flight. On foot, the trek from Skardu to the lake takes about 2 hours. to reach here private transport has to be hired.
No other Facility is available, you should keep your necessary things with you.