Lake Dąbie is a deltaic lake with shores that are low and marshy. It is situated within the delta of the Oder River, and it had established itself between the coastal berms of the Oder’s arms. On its eastern side, the lake has formed a levee. Lake Dąbie is the former bay of the Szczecin Lagoon which was cut off from the delta of the Ina River. It is a shallow water body, and is being increasingly overgrown.
The following rivers flow into Lake Dąbie:
d) Regalica (the right arm of the Oder River).
The following rivers flow out of Lake Dąbie:
a) Iński nurt (the current of Ina),
The shores of Lake Dąbie are home to a range of harbours, among them, the:
a) „Camping Marina” – the marina of the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society,
b) marina of the Euro Yachtclub „Pogoń”,
c) „Marina Hotele” marina,
d) Yacht Club AZS marina,
e) marina of the „Scout Marine Centre” yacht club,
f) harbour of the Yacht Marine Club of the National Defence League,
g) harbour of the „Prawobrzeże” Marine League Club in Szczecin,
h) tourist harbour of the Marine Centre of the Palace of Youth,
i) tourist resort of the Goleniów Youth Sports House in Lubczyna.
Throughout the whole year, the prevailing wind direction at Lake Dąbie is northwest. This lake is the habitat of a variety of fish species: perches, European eels, roaches and other fish that come flocking from the Oder River. The range of fish species is, therefore, quite broad. Some other interesting fish species live within this lake. These include the sabrefish and the blue bream (both under protection). Lake Dąbie is also situated within the „The Lower Oder River Valley” area of special bird protection.
Another curiosity within Lake Dąbie is that on its bottom, to the north, near Inoujście, rests a sunken German tanker called ‚Ulrich Finsterewalde’. It was built in 1941 for transporting synthetic petrol from a plant in Police. Situated on the shores of the lake is the Szczecin district of Dąbie, as well as two villages of the Goleniów county: Czarna Łąka and Lubczyna.