Lake - Bärensee
Lake Bärensee is an artificial, shallow, polymictic lake. It is located within the largest camping area in the Federal German State of Hessen and is a popular, highly frequented lake for swimming and fishing. The lake is surrounded on 3 sides by camping grounds, has sandy beaches and is bordered by a mixed forest to the east. Eutrophication issues started in the 1990s, transforming the lake to a hypertrophic state by 2004. Cyanobacteria blooms necessitated periodic swimming bans and severely decreased the recreational value of the lake.