Parishan Lake is the biggest freshwater lake in Iran. It receives only very little amount of inlet from outside rivers, the most important source of water comes from its bed, which is thought to come from Arjan wetland and spring-river's sink hole. Parishan lake/wetland is a Protected area.
Nearby cities: Shiraz, Nurabad, Jahrom
Coordinates: 29°30'21"N 51°48'12"E
The Parishan Lake, also known as Lake Famour, is situated southeast of Kazeroun in the southern Province of Fars.
Without a doubt the Parishan Lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit. The lake is calm and quiet throughout spring and summer, but with the introduction of late fall winds it displays weeks of turbulence, hence the name — in Persian Parishan means turbulent.
The lake, which is no more than 5 meters (16 feet) deep, is surrounded by the Zagros Range. The shallow waters of the lake explain the decline in its levels in summer.
The Parishan Lake has a surface area of approximately 45 square kilometer (17 square miles) and is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southeast of Kazeroun.
The lake's distance from surrounding mountains varies from 500 meters (1,650 feet) to 5 kilometers (3 miles). There are a number of small caves facing the lake on the summit of mount Famour.
You may either resort to camping or staying in Pol-Abgineh village west of the Lake.