Czarny Staw pod Rysami or Czarny Staw nad Morski Okiem ( Black Lake below Mount Rysy ) is a mountain lake in the Polish part of the High Tatras.
The Czarny Staw is located in the Tatras, Poland, a few kilometers from Łysa Polana. The glacier lake is located at an altitude of 1580 meters.
The lake covers an area of about 20.5 hectares and is 76 meters deep, making it the second deepest stagnant water in the mountains.The waters of the Czarny Staw stream down the threshold in small cascades, creating a waterfall called Czarnostawiańska Sikława.
Czarny Staw Located in the Tatra National Park, it is about 11 km from Łysa Polana and a level difference of about 580 meters has to be overcome.
Access : Coordinates: 49.188333, 20.076111 / Location : Tatra mountains
- Czarny Staw located below Rysy ,a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, eastern part of the Tatra Mountains , It has three peaks. The highest point is in Slovakia and reaches a height of 2503 m n.m. The northwest summit is 2499.6 m n.p.m. the highest mountain in Poland. The southeast peak reaches 2473 m.
- The Czarny Staw pod Rysami often remains in the “shadow” of the lower azure Morskie Oko lake that overlooks.
- The most popular Tatra trail is from Morskie Oko to the Czarny Staw pod Rysami.The walking time from Morskie Oko -the largest and fourth-deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains- to Czarny Staw nad Rysami is only about 30 minutes for an adult.
- The shadows cast by the peaks and the cyanosis Pleurocapsa polonica and Pleurocapsa minor in the water give the lake a dark, almost black color, which is reflected in its name
- A characteristic element of the surroundings is the iron cross standing over the Black Pond, which was erected here in 1836.
Go next : Morskie Oko , the nearby largest and fourth-deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains, in southern Poland.