|Coordinates||19°21′N 84°59′E / 19.35°N 84.98°ECoordinates: 19°21′N 84°59′E / 19.35°N 84.98°E|
|Max. length||5.4 km (3.4 mi)|
|Max. width||0.65 km (0.40 mi)|
|Surface area||300 ha (740 acres)|
|Official name||Tampara Lake|
|Designated||12 October 2021|
Tampara Lake is a 300-hectare (740-acre) fresh water lake situated on the right bank of the Rushikulya River, near Chhatrapur, the district headquarters of Ganjam district, Odisha, India. It is 23 km (14 mi) from the city of Brahmapur.The fresh water lake is connected to the Rushikulya River. The flood waters from the river enriches its biodiversity, thus the wetland supports 60 species of birds and 46 fish species. The lake is instrumental in flood control during the monsoon season. The wetland is an important source of livelihood for the local population and also provides water for agriculture and domestic use as well as for providing passage for local transportation of goods. There are boating and recreation facilities on the site for tourism. The lake has been designated as a protected Ramsar site since 2021.