The new, special lookouts on Lake Tisza were built by the Békatutaj Association; they are nine meters high and enable tourists to see the entire Poroszló basin.
The towers are needed, as there are very few mooring areas in the inner parts of Lake Tisza, which is rightly famous for its ecotourism.
The lookouts are expected to become frequent destinations for kayakers, canoers and SUP tours. The towers are named after protected bird species that are often found in the immediate vicinity.
The Fattyúszerkő (Whiskered Tern) Lookout Tower, built along the Dead Tisza (Holt Tisza) near Poroszló, has the same name as the original tower that once stood on the island, while the Bölömbika (Buzzard) Lookout Tower is located closer to Újlőrincfalva and Ravasz-hát.
We cannot be satisfied with the fact that Lake Tisza offers a first-class natural environment. In order to be an attractive destination, it is also necessary to develop the infrastructure, said Dániel Hajdú, president of the association.
Both lookouts were designed by architect Komáromi Tas in a modern landscape style. They dreamed of a light, transparent structure that could be visible to those looking for it and yet invisible to those who were just quickly scanning the area. Durability was also an important consideration in the design and construction, so the base of both lookouts is galvanized steel, while the structures themselves are made of larch.
The HUF 35 million development was financed by the government commission for Active Hungary, while the maintenance of the lookouts will come from community funding. When the towers were handed over, 15 local tourism service providers had signed a cooperation agreement to undertake the preservation of the buildings in the coming years with money or work so that they could serve visitors for as long as possible.