We rightly called it extraordinary because it is not even strictly speakin a lake, because of the river current that flows through it. At some spots, where we see the sailboats and windsurfers skimming over the choppy waters, or the colourful cavalcade of guesthouses and restaurants, or when we hear the merry hubbub of bathers, we could imagine ourselves at a smaller brother of the Balaton.
Offering splendours by the thousand Lake Tisza is most willing to reveal its hidden treasures and unrivalled assets to those who would approach them by water. The bird reserve located in the Tiszavalk inlet at the north of the lake is a rigorously protected natural resource entered on the list of internationally recognised waterfowl habitats and it is also part of the Hortobágy National Park which was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The continuous 14 km˛ surface of Abádszalók Inlet at the south of the lake is (uniquely in Europe) open for motorised sport, and this makes this area a paradise for the lovers of aquatic sports. The surfboards and sailboats glide with their sails like colourful butterflies. In their proximity motorboats draw circles and water skiers fly on the waves.