Skachal Lake is considered the most mysterious and mysterious in Starodoroshchyna. According to one version, many years ago at this place the glacier formed a depression, which gradually began to swamp. From the depths of the soil, springs beat, greatly lowering the temperature. Therefore, in the summer, even in the hottest and hottest weather, when other reservoirs dry up, the water of the lake remains icily cold. The lake has a large amount of humic substances found in peatlands, a high content of iron oxide, which makes the water red-orange in color. It is considered that the water in Skachalsky is curative. Some tourists specially smear the body with peat mud and say that they feel refreshed and energized.