Satpara Lake is a natural Lake situated in Skardu city, Gilgit Baltistan Northern Area of Pakistan. From Skardu city, it is at a distance of 9km to the north. It’s only 20 minutes ride from Skardu city. At About 8645feet above sea level.
Source of water
Melting ice of Deosai and Satpara stream is the source of water in this lake. The area of this lake is almost 2.5 km. Beautiful lakes to visit and famous tourist point near Skardu city. Clean blue water and the mountains around are the beauty of this lake. The image of the mountains in the lake is amazing seems like they are in the lake.
This lake is the key source of water supply for Skardu city and now a Dam has been constructed for power generation. Tourists also enjoy fishing here. fishing permit for a single person is for 1000PKR. The lake has famous and unique brown trout fish. Must try trout fish of the Satpara lake. Unique thing is that its Bones are edible.
The water is freezing cold and the wind around is so fresh. Different kinds of birds flying around the lake add to the beauty of the lake. The Satpara lake is famous for its almond, Lizzy walnuts, grapes, and pears.
The island in the middle of the lake and a PTDC Motel on the side now after the completion of the dam the island and the Motel were drowned in water Which can be seen now only when the water level drops down.
The expected power generation capacity of Satpara Dam was 17MW when the project was started. Bring water to 15000 acres and supply 3 million gallons of drinking water per day to Skardu city. Powerhouse No.1 and 2 are completed and are supplying power since 2010. USAID provided funds for two more powerhouses and both of them are also completed now.