Zarivar lake, Zaribar Lagoon (Zaribar: Kurdish) in the height of 1285 meters above the sea level is one of the most unique freshwater lakes in the world that has all the conditions of an international lagoon.
No river comes in this lagoon and its water supplying from the water springs at the bottom of the lake and melting snow of the surrounding mountains.
The surface of the lake covers with the ice in winter due to the cold weather and its freshwater, but near to 60 points in the lake does not freeze in terms of water springs under the lake .
Zarivar lagoon as an ecological and aquatic ecosystem rare phenomenon in Kurdistan is located in a relatively large longitudinal valley and surrounded by mountains covered with forest from the east and west sides. This lake has many species of fish, birds and vegetation diversity. In addition to Zarivar beauty and well known as a recreation area, it also plays a very important role in an agriculture of the region. Fishing has prospered in this lake and is so popular at holidays.
Bashmaq border market, handicraft exhibitions, parking next to the lake, Zarivar's four- star hotel, Nowruz four-star hotel in Marivan ,accommodation units are the tourist facilities around the lake. The climate of this region is temperate and cool in spring and summer and cold and dry in fall and winter.