The water of Songhua Lake is derived from the second Songhua River of Changbai Mountain. It is formed by the water which is held up by the Fengman water power dam. Songhua Lake is as wide as 480 square km and as long as over 200 km. The lake has a narrow and long shape which is 10 km wide upside and only half a km downside, winding along the mountains all the way. The Songhua Lake is as deep as 70 meters which can hold 1.1 billion steres water. It is also reputed as one of the biggest manmade lakes in China.
The surrounding mountains are painted light yellow and the lakes are dotted with white sails. The green seems to drip from the mountains and the green water appears graceful, the mountains are painted with five colors and the lake products are a feast for eyes. The surrounding forests are luxuriant and dense distributed with more than 600 kinds of plants and abundant wild animals. The lake is also abundant in fishes which are mainly famous for white fish and crucian. The biggest winter sports training center- Green Mountain Skiing Ground is located here. Songhua Lake is the national scenic resort which is ranked as the most important exploited lakes together with Tai Lake and Dongting Lake.