Off road adventure to Crescent Moon Lake

Off road adventure to Crescent Moon Lake

I have seen a couple of people sharing Crescent Moon Lake photos using drone and they always look amazing. The fact is the lake really look amazing from above due to the shape and colour.

This is the aerial view we took using our Mavic Mini 1 on 10th September 2021. If you look carefully at the main crescent structure, in the water, the lake is surrounded a thin layer of sand and in the middle of the lake it is all dark green and this is due to the algae growing in the water. Whereas, at the secondary structure in the middle, it is mainly sandy and with a little algae growing in the middle and hence, not as dark green as the main structure.

Check out of water, thick layer of algae in the middle, hence the dark green colour.

This is our second attempt to go here and we are glad that it was a success. This area is accessible using 4WD as some part of it are off road and on windy sandstorm day, the sand build up on the road can be quite significant , hence increasing the difficulty to reach the area.

If one would like to come, do choose a day where there is no sandstorm and come in the daytime before it gets dark. There is no clear signage so if you put in Crescent Moon Lake in google maps, follow the main road to Qudra area and there will be an area of Onyx enclosure and that’s where u start to go a little off road. Be careful as the sand build up may be thick or thin depending on weather etc.

Google location: https://goo.gl/maps/tr6hxvTmPzJ1NfCg9

Onyx enclosure will be on your right before heading in the off road area
Start of off road heading to Crescent Moon Lake

The lake is smaller than we had expected and to be honest, the view is not as great as seen from above. Attached are some view we had while we are there. I am lucky to get some sunset shot which are amazing.

View of the lake from below
Sunset view

I have seen many people going off road into the sandy area further down the lake and it might be a great adventure for those who are adventurous.

A short video we made:

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