The Hokarsar Lake lies on Baramulla road about 13 Kms from Srinagar. It is about 5 Kms. long and 1.5 Kms. wide. Willow trees are grown in abundance around its banks. Hokersar Wetland is Located at the northwest Himalayan bio-geographic province of Kashmir, J&K India.
It is situated near the locality of Umerabad, village Gund Hassi Bhat It is famaous for visitation of foreign
birds especially from Siberia. It is designated as a Ramsar wetland as per the convention on November 2005.
Hokersar lake attracts birds from various parts of the world including as far as Siberia, the Hokersar wetland comprises a lake and marshy area, spread over an area of more than 7.6 square kms.
It is facing a threat from massive encroachments and the state government is now drawing up plans to preserve the wetland. It has been subjected to encroachment over 208.6 acres (1,669 Kanals) over the last 25 years.