The surface area is 36 square kilometers, the length of the shoreline is 24.5 kilometers and the depth is 22 meters. Lake is surrounded mainly by steppe, only on the west bank there are small larch and birch groves.
The sand shore with fine gravel or slightly rounded pebbles is perfect for swimming. The bottom of the lake is quiet, flat, and downward to the center. The water is clean and clear. Swimming season is lasting from June till August, but the water is heated only to the middle of July. There are many sports courts (volleyball and table tennis) on the Lake Shira shore. Tourists can rent different sports equipment.
On the lake’s shore there are a lot of recreation centers which offer for tourists the rest either in the camps or in the small houses. Car parking closer than 50 meters from the lake is prohibited
The daily temperature there can be more than 35 C, however at night the temperature sometimes falls to 10 C, that’s why it’s necessary to take along warm clothes.