River Poprad - Slovakia
The river sources in High Tatra Mountains.
|Basic information about river|
This is the only Slovak river, taking its waters into Baltic Sea. It sources in High Tatra Mountains over Popradské Lake. It flows, up to the community of Svit, in south-east direction. Here, it turns, in an arch, to the east. The river mouths into Dunajec-river from right side, just in Poland. Its river basin makes 1890 square kilomentres. The length of navigable part makes 159 kms, in territory of Slovakia it is 134 kms.
Poprad-river has, in its navigable part, three different sections. The upper one, from Mengusovce, has a character of mountain torrent with great slope and sharp turnings in afforested valley. Its with makes 4-8 metres. Later, the river is regulated by means of quarry-stones, creating rapids and several cascades. Attention: one of them –100 metres long – has difficulty stage WW V!. In next coming section, the slope is moderate. In spite of this fact, this section could be passed quite experienced watermen crew, equipped with all necessary means! From Svit, the river-character is changing. Nevertheless, there are to be found here many perpendicular stages in range of 0,3 up to 1,5 metres. So, when there is high water level stand, there are created here long and dangerous whirls. So, the descend is, even such water level, quite dangerous even with covered boats and with security safe from banks. Last section, below the town of Poprad, is navigable without problems. The river flows here through nature flat river bed with gravels and sandy sand-banks. From the community of Plaveč, Poprad –river forms state frontier with Poland. So, it is necessary to follow in this section the corresponding rules and instructions of border officers.
It is available in the town of Poprad.
It is available in Svit, Poprad, kežmarok, Podolinec and Stará Lubpvňa.
It is available in Svit, Poprad, Kežmarok, Podolinec and Stará Lubovňa.
Places of interest:
- Spišská Sobota - It is Poprad-quarter. Town preserved reservation with Romanesque-Gothic and in Baroque style re-built church (inside, you can admire Gothig wing alatrs of Mister Paul of Levoča).