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Lake Tisza to soon have two new lookout towers

The new ecotourism facilities are being built in the Hortobágy National Park.

There is still a shortage of spots for boaters, canoers, and kayakers to moor around Lake Tisza, aside from the official beaches and harbors. Now two new ecotourism facilities are being built in the Hortobágy National Park, and both will be accessible only by water.

One of the lookouts will be built on an island in the Csapói Holt-Tisza, which used to have a popular bird-watching tower. The new lookout tower will be located a little further away from the trees, and there is already a new pier on the island.

The other lookout tower will be in a small bay, close to the port of Neptun in Újlőrincfalva. It will, in fact, not be on land, and boats will be able to moor directly below the lookout.

Both lookouts will be nine feet high. Designer Komáromi Tas is focused on making the structure as durable as possible while also making sure they fit into the surrounding landscape. The lookouts have four-meter-long galvanized-steel ground screws, and the towers are made of larch. Galvanized steel is also being used at each junction for increased stability. 

The Office of the Government Commissioner for Active Hungary, led by Máriusz Révész, is providing HUF 35 million in support for the construction of the two lookouts, which will be maintained by local tourism businesses.

Construction is scheduled to take place from winter 2020-2021 to early spring 2021, and people will be able to visit the lookouts free of charge in the 2021 season.

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