Lake Shkodër

Lake in Shkodër

Lake Skadar Panoramio
CC BY-SA 3.0 / Alexey Komarov

This expansive lake also also called Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra, is the largest lake in the Balkans and forms a natural boundary between Montenegro and Albania. The lake and area on the Montenegro side has been classified as a national park, while the Albanian side is a nature reserve.

Lake Skadar is one of Europe’s largest bird reserves, having 270 species of birds, including some of Europe’s last pelicans, and therefore popular among bird watchers. Also, the lake contains seagull and habitat for heron.

Not far from the frontier with Montenegro is Lake Shkodra Park, which in the distant background is a campsite with chalets and camping grounds providing tent rental right on the shore where the Albanian Peaks start off from the lake. Here you can hire kayaks or set off on a hiking trip around the lake’s scenic perimeter.

The Lake Shkodër appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Shkodër!

Other names of Lake Shkodër

The Lake Shkodër has the following names: Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra.

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Visiting Lake Shkodër

Duration: 2 hours

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