Lake Cuejdel: A spectacle of nature in the heart of the forest

Lake Cuejdel, also known as Lake of the Cross, is a natural jewel hidden in the heart of the forest in Neamt county. Although less known than Red Lake, Cuejdel will conquer you with its wild and unique beauty.

A lake with a fascinating history:

Formed by a landslide similar to the one that created Red Lake, Cuejdel will impress you with its bleak and spectacular landscape. Hundreds of tree trunks loom ominously from the deep waters, creating a mysterious and fascinating atmosphere.

A nature reserve with rich biodiversity:

Declared a nature reserve in 2004, Lake Cuejdel is home to a rich and varied flora and fauna. Here you can admire rare species of plants and animals specific to the lake and mountain environment.

An ideal destination for hiking and adventure:

Lake Cuejdel is a perfect destination for mountain hikers and adventurers. The trail to the lake is not very long, but of medium difficulty and good physical condition and appropriate footwear are recommended. During the hike you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and unspoilt natural beauty.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Location:Lake Cuejdel is located in Neamt county, about 25 km from the city of Targu Neamt.
  • Access:
    • By car: It can be reached via the forest road DJ155F from the village of Crăcăoani.
    • By bus: There are regular bus services from Targu Neamt to Crăcăoani, from where you continue on foot along the mountain route.
  • Route:
    • Crăcăoani - Cabana Cuejdel (2,5 km) - Lake Cuejdel (1,5 km)
  • Difficulty: easy to medium
  • Recommendations:
    • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking in the mountains.
    • Take enough water.
    • Comply with the rules for visiting the nature reserve.
    • Don't leave traces behind.
  • Tourist attractions in the area:
    • The Bicazului Valley
    • The Neamt Monastery
    • The Neamt Citadel
    • The Ceahlău National Park

Lake Cuejdel awaits you to discover a magical world where nature reveals its wild and fascinating beauty.



Additional tips:

  • Visit Lake Cuejdel out of tourist season to avoid the crowds.
  • Consider staying at Cabana Cuejdel for the full experience.
  • Respect the peace and quiet of nature and don't disturb wildlife.

Lake Cuejdel is a unique destination that will surprise you with its wild beauty and mysterious atmosphere. Here you can relax and connect with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.