Lake Ram
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Lake Ram is a crater lake in northeastern Israel, in the Golan Heights, near Mount Hermon. The only sources of the lake are rain water and an underground spring. The water does not leave the lake to any other body of water. The crater is a maar (extinct volcano crater filled with water).
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a lovely, yet small, natural and rather isolated water reserve, located next to Masaada in the Golan Heights.
On a sunny day, there's a lovely view looking downward to the reserve, yet nothing else to do there.
Written June 27, 2020
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Liron B
Israel159 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Small lake in lovely place for pictures in the side of the road.
Not so much to do around so stop only if you are passing near by...
Written May 22, 2018
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mickeyg7
Tel Aviv, Israel306 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
this unique gem is fed by under water sources. It's water, while not suitable for drinking (or swimming), provide a perfect location for taking picture, strolling around it and observing the local Druze culture.

Try to visit the place in snowey day on winter.

Recommanded!
Written February 11, 2018
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Rqutub
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories46 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Amazing lake, no waves, suitable for small boats and swimming.
The kids loves it, and the bambook park offers small boat rentals
Written June 29, 2017
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,287 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
the trees around the lake-crater are in bloom, so there will be apples and cherries later in the year, it was a bit cold that afternoon we visited but it is an impressive place.Need to visit with a car and later drive to Majdal Shams.
Written March 6, 2016
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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Birkat Ram is a geological maar (an extinct volcano with a lake in its center). We hiked around the perimeter of the volcano crater and lake (4 kilometers/2.5 miles) on a marked hiking trail, with one eye on the beauty of the lake and crater, and one eye on the majestic Mount Hermon in the background. It was late October and the entire trail around the crater/lake was lined with apple trees, overflowing with lush, red, green, and yellow “Hermon” apples. Where there was no fence and no warning sign, just like in the Garden of Eden we picked and ate these delicious apples straight off the trees that were next to the trail itself. Without a doubt, they were the sweetest, juiciest, and most delicious apples we had ever tasted in our lives. However, even if it is not apple season, it is nonetheless worth the effort to visit!
Written January 20, 2016
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel15,458 contributions
Jan 2020
You've been probably driving a lot, so this place is a good opportunity to get out of your car, stretch your legs, take a few pictures (if the light is appropriate) and then go on your way to more interesting places.
I remembered this lake from my 1st trips as a foreign student in the summers of the seventies, and it was nice to stop there this winter to admire all the green around, on our way to the now powerful waterfalls of the North.
Written April 8, 2020
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104stevenp
Banning, CA363 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Scenic view of Birkat Ram from the
local Druse family restaurant. Interesting and flavorful food, enjoy the hospitality of the family in their restaurant!
Written April 6, 2018
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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Recently, my son and I travelled up to the northeast tip of Israel and hiked up the highest mountain in Israel – Mount Hermon, 2,200 meters/7,000 feet high. We started at the bottom near the Druze village of Ma’sada on highway 98 near the Odem Forest. We hiked for about a kilometer and a half, passing apple orchards where one of the famers let us pick some delicious Hermon apples, until we came upon Birkat Ram (Ram’s lake), a lake in the center of an extinct volcano (known as a “maar”, and this one is one of the world’s most well-known maars) with Mount Hermon rising majestically in the background. We found a rest spot with one of the best views in all of Israel (see the pictures I posted). In one eyeful, one can see our whole hike - the Lake, the northern Golan Heights and the majestic Mount Hermon. For those looking for an easier adventure, it’s possible to hike on hiking trails around the whole lake and is definitely worth it! On the west side of the lake is the famous Golan Trail and on the east side of the lake is a “green” trail (white-green-white markers), both of which join together at the southern end of the lake. Don’t visit the area without visiting this lake!
Written November 17, 2017
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Daphna4911
Tel Aviv, Israel43 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
The kake is msotly nice to look at fron a high observation point that gives you an idea of the lake and its surrounding. There is a viewpoit near Saar Falls but it is too close to appreciate ist real beauty. I do not beleive there is any point in taking a hike down to the lake )15/5KM each way) as the closer you get the smaller and insagnificant it looks.
I highky recommed to watch the whole area from Nimrod viewpoint.
Written November 10, 2016
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