Karaś [ˈkaraɕ] is a lake in the Masurian Lake District of north-eastern Poland, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the town of Iława in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

Karaś Lake
LocationMasurian Lake District
Coordinates53°33′20″N 19°28′50″E / 53.55556°N 19.48056°E / 53.55556; 19.48056Coordinates: 53°33′20″N 19°28′50″E / 53.55556°N 19.48056°E / 53.55556; 19.48056
Basin countriesPoland
Official nameKaraś Lake Nature Reserve
Designated3 January 1984
Reference no.284[1]

The lake is the site of a nature reserve, established in 1958 and covering an area of 8.2 square kilometres (3.2 sq mi). Since 1984 it has been protected under the Ramsar convention as an important breeding ground for water birds. It is currently one of 13 such sites in Poland.


  1. ^ "Karaś Lake Nature Reserve". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.