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Swimming in nature and outdoor pools
The bathing area is a flooded slate quarry with a length of 500 m, a width ranging from 30-70 m and a depth of about 36 m. The quarry is situated behind the village Svobodné Heřmanice. The car park has recently been built, as well as a clearing to the water, with a sitting area and a pier. The water is very cold but it is crystal clear and clean. There are no plants and just a small amount of fish. The quarry is not only a popular destination for divers from the Czech Republic, but also from nearby Poland, so this place can sometimes be quite crowded.
The area around the Hlučín gravel-pit is a great place for swimming and relaxing and offers sports facilities (beach volleyball, mini-golf, tennis, water skiing, etc.). Various cultural events are held here, e.g. music festivals. Fishing and windsurfi ng are also possible here.
The natural outdoor swimming pool "Stříbrné jezero" also known as "Sádrák" is located on the outskirts of the town Opava-Kateřinky behind the left bank of the river Opava. It originated from the flooding of the gypsum quarry. It is used for recreation, such as swimming and fishing. Beaches are grassy with a steep drop into the water. Public transport serves the resort. In the swimming pool area you can find: grass beaches, asphalt playground, toilets, refreshments, and car park.
The swimming pool is 380 m long, 220 m wide and it is the largest natural swimming pool in the Czech Republic. The total water area of 41,200 m2 with giant slides and a toboggan are surrounded by 70,000 m2 of green area with mini-golf, tennis, streetball, petang, and volleyball facilities, as well as a rental of sports equipment and multiple refreshment possibilities. Children can enjoy a paddling pool, a sheltered sand pit with attractions, a wooden castle, infl ated objects for jumping, or children‘s cars.
The reservoir "Čerťák" is beside the main road from Nový Jičín to Kojetín about 3.5 km south from the city. The area around the reservoir is a recreation area of the city Nový Jičín. It is a common place for walks and trips, and in the summer it is a popular recreational spot for city residents and its visitors.
Slezská Harta is a valley water reservoir on the Moravice River near the village of Slezská Harta. The construction began in 1987 and was fi nished in 1997. It is located at the foothills of the Jeseníky Mountains and offers conditions suitable for swimming, fi shing or yachting.
The Těrlicko Dam serves chiefl y for recreation purposes – there are three public beaches, a tow for water skiing, a dock and a camping site. Fishing and other sports are also possible since the buildings and camps for accommodation are situated on the waterside.
The water reservoir in Baštice in Baška was built between 1958 and 1961 and one of the purposes of the water project is recreational use. The total flooded area is 33 hectares. Next to the Baška dam is a camp where refreshments can be bought. There is also volleyball, bowling, children's swings, sand pit and, for water sports enthusiasts, there is the possibility of hiring boats and water wheels. The dam is also a popular place for fishing. The dam and camp surroundings offer extensive opportunities for hiking, cycling and motorcycling. Peaks of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy are situated approximately 7 km away.
The water reservoir Olešná is located on the southwestern edge of Frýdek-Místek. The construction of the dam ran between the years 1960-1964 on the river called Olešná. It was built as a water reservoir for industry and as protection against flooding. The recreation area with camping and seasonal restaurants was established later on the banks of the reservoir. The water reservoir is also used for fish farming. Palkovické hůrky are on the southwest side of the dam and in good weather there is a nice view of the Beskydy peaks from the south side of the dam.
The water reservoir Větřkovice is located in the area of Pobeskydské highlands, it is on the east side of the village Větřkovice to the west of the town Hukvaldy. The water reservoir serves as a natural swimming facility, on its banks there is nicely kept grassy ”beach” and you can also fish there. In the summer boats and water wheelscan be hired. A seasonal restaurant with a children´s playground is near the dam. Not far from the dam there is a car park.
The Žermanice Dam is a valley water reservoir built between 1951 and 1958 to supply the industry in Ostrava with operational water. The dam and its surroundings are a favourite place for recreation. The nearby Soběšovice village offers a wide range of sports and recreational facilities including accommodation in two-star and three-star boarding houses or, for example, in the sports-recreational area “Přístav” (harbour).