cheile nerei national park

Lake Miniş and the Bigăr waterfall in Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park

Published on November 19, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

Lake Miniş

The lake Miniş can be found in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, about 5 km away from a very popular attraction, the Bigăr waterfall. If you are driving from Oravița or Anina towards the Bozovici, then at some point you will find it next to the main road.

Lake Miniş in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park
The lake surrounded by forested mountains.

The Bigăr waterfall

Another important destination in the in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park is the Bigăr waterfall. Due to its cone shape which is covered entirely by green moss, its considered to be very unique. As a fun fact, this waterfall is exactly on the 45 Parallel.

Besides the waterfall, I highly recommend to visit the small natural reservation which is located right behind the Bigăr waterfall. Over there you will have the chance to admire many amazing small waterfalls along the path which will take you to source of the stream. On the end of the path, you will find the Bigăr cave which can be visited. Right next to the cave, a small stream comes out from the mountain which ultimately flows on the green mosses of the Bigăr waterfall into the Nera river.

The Bigăr waterfall.
Small waterfall in the forest.
Rapid stream flowing towards the Bigăr waterfall.
Multiple smaller cascades.