Be’er-Sheva Lake – one of the largest artificial lakes in the worldBe'er Sheva travel guide
“Lake” in Be’er Sheva is a unique project establishing an artificial lake that covers about 23 acres and is entirely filled with effluent water. About 167 acres of the park are dedicated to lawns, wooded areas, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and leisure and recreation areas.
The lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world, and it is considered the second largest lake in Israel, after the Sea of Galilee.
The lake has become a major tourist attraction that includes restaurants, cafes, and other recreational facilities. The project was developed in partnership with JNF USA, KKL, and the government of Israel, with a total cost of NIS 450 million. The city of Beersheba has a rich cultural and historical background, and the municipality is working on promoting tourism to the city by integrating hoteliers and restaurateurs. The Beer Sheva River Park and the lake are included in the tourism map of the Negev, and will offer visitors a range of experiential ventures for the whole family.