Lake Eymir, a small lake within the borders of the capital, is located within the territory of METU (Middle East Technical University). ODTÜ Sports Club Rowing Team is also training at the show. Having a wonderful natural beauty with its unique fauna and flora, Eymir Lake offers a different view of the doner and its visitors in the winter season.
The average depth of Eymir Lake is 3.80 meters, the length of the lake is 4, and the width is 0.25 km. The most common bird species around the lake are; Hippopotamus, green headed duck, elmabai patties and spring species.
Lake Eymir is not very popular, but is also home to a variety of activities such as rowing and water sports, fishing and picnics. As we mentioned above, ODTÜ Sports Club Rowing Team is hosting the training of the team, and at the same time, there are also rowing courses for those who come from outside.

Brief History

In the travel notes written in the 1930s, That the lake’s surroundings consist entirely of arid terrain and that there is no indication of life on behalf of the green. In the 1960s, with the special efforts of the METU Rector Kemal Kurdaş, the surrounding landscape and the lake’s surroundings were afforested and the center of the steppe became a green area.

Who can go to Eymir Lake?

In general, Lake Eymir is open to all visitors. If you want to log in with a vehicle, you will need to take the Lake Access Card from ODTÜ. If you do not remove this card, you will have to go without a vehicle to the area where the lake is located. You can also go to the lake again by bicycle. There are places where you can rent private bicycles if you enter from the east gate. Let’s just say; If you want to leave your car outside and walk on it, you will have to walk about 15-20 minutes on average.

What to Eat in Lake Eymir?

Around the lake there are also several cafes and restaurants. If you are looking for a picnic, it is possible to find various tastes such as chicken and meat in these restaurants. If you are coming to breakfast, you can rest assured that you will not be hungry again with the breakfast buffet options.

Eymir Lake Visiting Times

You can come to Eymir Lake for various activities such as fishing, picnicking, hiking. Visiting times are between 05.00 – 22.00 hours.

Eymir Lake Entrance Fees

There is no need to pay any admission fee for entrance to Eymir Lake. If you only intend to enter by car, you need to remove the Entry Card. The fee for this is determined by METU Revolving Fund.