Ngebel Lake is located in the subdistrict of Ngebel. It is situated 24 km north-east of the town of Ponogoro. Ngebel lake is located on the slope of Wilis Mountain approximately 734 above sea level (ASL). The temperature in this area is between 22 and 32 celsius.
This lake has a beautiful panoramic view and fresh air. Nature in this area is still new and has a lot of potential to discover.
Visitors will also find a variety of fruits, such as durian, mangosteens, pundung, etc. There are also a number of fish in the lake, one of which is protected by the government. That protected fish is called Ngongok fish.
This lake also has a lot of lodging facilities for tourists who want to spend the night. The services are operated by the regional government and by private companies.
According to the urban legend in this region, Ngebel Lake was created on the basis of the story of a dragon snake called “Baru Klinting.”
The legend has it when the snake meditates in this place, the villagers unintentionally cut it down to eat it.
Mysteriously, the snake was turned into a boy who then visited the village and held a contest to pull the rib he had planted into the ground. Not even one villager was able to take that thing off.
After that, the child pulled that rib, and a lot of water sprang out of this crevice. The crevice poured a lot of water and became the big pool that later became the Ngebel lake.