“Dominica’s Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park – Dominica’s World Heritage site. It is a flooded fumarole 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of Roseau, Dominica. It is filled with bubbling greyish-blue water that is usually enveloped in a cloud of vapour. The Lake has a length of 200 ft (60 m) and it features thrilling (almost spooky looking) gray waters all year long. Needless to say, it is covered in an impressive mass of vapors. The water temperature could only be measured at the edges, where it is said to range from 197 degrees Fahrenheit (82 to 91.5 degrees Celsius). Since the lake is believed to be deeper than than 195 ft (59 m), no one dared to measure it in the center, where it is boiling.
The second largest hot spring in the world is Dominica’s Boiling Lake.
You cannot swim in the boiling lake itself (yes some crazy people did when it was cooler one year, but this lake is unpredictable), but there us a spot for a soak near the start of the hike in. Careful though, this is wilderness bathing at it’s best, so you want to be fit and a good swimmer. The lake actually emptied in 2004, but as of our last report, it is back to normal now and well woth the trip. Check with a local guide for the most up-to-date information as well as safety precautions (there are sulfurous gases given off from this lake).
No one has yet managed to measure the true temperature or find out how deep The Boiling Lake really is
Hotels in Dominica
Fort Young Hotel has a fantastic bar with ocean views
Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant staff are very accommodating, lots of fun activities to do
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For more information, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_Lake
Temperature range: 82 to 91.5 degrees Celsius