It is situated in the heart of the fairy Rhodope mountains, in immediate proximity of the town of the same name, at distance of 82 km west of the town of Smolyan. Located 1200 meters above the sea level it is the highest dam in Bulgaria and with its 22 000 decares water area - the second one in size.
The nature around the dam is appreciated as visually appealing, with old pine forests surrounding the lake, and opposite it the steep slopes of the Rhodope mountains are picturesquely stud with houses and hotels.
The dam is rich in fish. It is stocked with perch, grey mullet, carp, trout and etc. Several types of fishing are practiced: via swimmer, via fly, and others. In the surrounding areas are situated the dams of Vatca, Sarnitsa, Beglika, Batak, and of Shiroka polyana.
The location of the dam in the immediate proximity of the town of Dospat the area offers great opportunities for recreation and tourism.
Pictures from the Rodopes and Dospat dam (http://www.pbase.com/ngruev/rodopi)
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