Rest near the picturesque Lake Burtnieks
in the camping „Ezerpriedes”
The 4th biggest lake in Latvia – Burtnieks is located only 130 km from Riga in the very heart of the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve. The lake Burtnieks will give you the magical power of his waves and the mysterious glitter of the sunset. Enjoy the calm and peace of the untouched nature, wild animals and beautiful birds while you have a rest in the pinewood on the lake coast. It’s possible only here – in the Camping “Ezerpriedes”!
The name of the camping – EZERPRIEDES – has a special meaning in latvian, which describes the nature, place and the beauty of our camp. EZERS means LAKE and PRIEDES means PINE TREES. So the name of our camping could be like Pinetree camp on the Lake shore.
Lake BURTNIEKS is one of the most legendary lakes in Latvia. If we believe in ancient stories, the lake once landed on earth right from the sky as a large, hissing cloud. It happened after it heard its name being called out. Astijervs ( in Latvian – an Estonian lake, also a tray) – the name given to the lake by the Livs living in the territory. Later, Latgalian tribes from Tālava began to refer to it as Burtnieks. Perhaps, the name originates from an old bee-keepers term, as the soothsayers (burtnieki) carved their signs of recognition – signs of ownership- in bee trees.