Lake Cristuru Secuiesc

Cristuru Secuiesc Lake (Kerestúri Halastó in hungarian) is located about 5 km from the Romanian town, near the village of Kissolymos. Artificially created in the 70s for flood protection, it consists of two small lakes, separated by a strip of land. The lake wildlife is varied: wild geese, grass snakes, newts and many species of fish. The Transylvanian countryside is also the home of weasels, muskrats, rabbits, deers, foxes and bears.
You can reach the lake by car or by bicycle from Cristuru and from the villages of Nagysolymos (Șoimușu Mare in Romanian) and Kissolymos (Șoimușu Mic in Romanian), through small trails.
There are a lot of fishes in the lake such as carps, amurs, breams, catfishes, pumpkinseeds, pike perches and European perches. The fishes are restocked in large quantities several times every year.
The fishing season runs from spring to autumn (March-November) according to the weather. It is allowed to use maximum three fishing rods for each fisherman with full respect for the laws and for ethical rules. Accommodation in small wooden houses on stilts and parking facilities are some of the services available for fishermen.
Prices change year by year, fishing during the day is 20-30 lei, 30 lei at night and accommodation is 20-30 lei per night.

Lake ruganești

Lake Rugănești (Rugonfalvi Halastó in the local language) is the go-to location for tourists and fishers all year long. The lake is 2 km from Cristuru Secuiesc and you can easily get there by car or by bike.
Walking lovers will appreciate the trail circling the lake, about two kilometers long and surrounded by beautiful hilly landscapes. Wild geese and swans live in the body of water, together with fourteen species of fish, eg. carps, amurs (grass carps), pikes and catfishes. 
By showing up at the reception, open from 7:30 to 21:30, you can access the green area, to relax in the shade of the trees, picnic, build campfires, tan on the dock or swim in the lake.
It is possible to fish every season of the year, even in the winter time when the lake surface is frozen, and at all hours of the day and night. Many different fishing techniques are used to catch the fishes of this lake, such as float fishing, fixed fishing, feeder fishing and carpfishing. 
If you want to spend the night at the lake, you’re free to pitch a tent, park the caravan or rent one of the wood cottages available for tourists, just a few meters from the shore.
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The Forest and salt spring

The Székely Land has a long tradition of wood carving, which developed thanks to the abundance of raw timber in the region. The traditional Szekler houses are built from pine wood and decorated with carved and painted gates, while the cemeteries are adorned with carved wooden poles (Kopjafa).
Like many cities in Transylvania, Cristuru Secuiesc is also surrounded by hills and forests. Walking in south-east direction from the town you can cross a beech forest and reach a small clearing, where you can find the “Sóskút” thermal spring. The fauna of the region is very rich: it’s not unlikely to come across deers, foxes, squirrels, rabbits or bears in the countryside.

Nagy-Küküllő RIver

The Nagy-Küküllő river (in Romanian ‘Târnava Mare’) crosses the town of Cristuru Secuiesc. Its source is in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains and it flows through the Romanian counties of Harghita, Mureș, Sibiu, and Alba.
The river’s aquatic fauna consists of graylings, common chubs, trouts, artic chars and catfish.