Kapchagai Lake

About the lake

Kapchagai Lake, also known as Kapshagay Reservoir, is a large artificial lake located in the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan. It is 100 km in length and 25 km in width. Depth is around 40 meters.

It is located about 100 kilometers from Almaty. New highway road. It will take around 2 hours to get to one of sandy beaches of Kapchagai Lake from Almaty.

Kapchagai lake in different seasons

Location on the map

Kazakh Las Vegas

Kapchagai is also known as Kazakhstan’s casino center, gambling is forbidden throughout the country in other cities. Although minimum bids start from $100.


Kapchagai Water Reservoir was made in 1970 by putting a dumb on ILY river. Below is photo of rail rode bridge during construction and how it looks nowdays.

Kapchagai Lake panorama in summer. Swimming season.

Frozen Kapchagai Lake panorama in winter

My tours to Kapchagai Lake

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