Efteni Lake Turkey is the central node of an ecological network where the Düzce Plain river network (Aksu, Asar, Uur, Little Melen waters and side creeks) joins and flows into the Black Sea through the Great Melen at the foot of the Elmack Mountain ranges. Efteni Lake is 5 kilometres from the city centre and 25 km from Düzce Centrum, and is located within the limits of Gölyaka, Düzce. With its rich flora and water resources, Efteni Lake and its environs are an important and unusual location on migratory bird migration routes.
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The natural beauty and environment of Duzce’s Lake Efteni Turkey, which is home to hundreds of migrating birds, is breathtaking. With its rich vegetation and water resources, Lake Efteni and its surrounds are known as one of the most important and uncommon locations located on the migratory bird migration route.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of National Parks Hunting and Wildlife Conservation granted it protection status and prohibited hunting in 1992; it provides habitat for a diverse animal life with habitats of various ecological natures such as reed areas, swamps, and mud plains.
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Lake Efteni, which is home to the majority of the fauna in the area, is home to 150 different bird species, 35 of which are permanent. Lake Efteni’s environment, which is ideal for photography and bird watching, is breathtaking.