The lake was created in the mining pit of a former lignite mine. It is located near Ústí nad Labem. It started to be filled in 2001 from the nearby Kateřina reservoir and lasted until 2010.
Milada is one of the largest lakes in the Czech Republic and its area is 252 ha. The water in the lake is very clear and the transparency reaches up to eleven metres, which has allowed various species of fish to take hold. Around the lake there are many interesting and protected animals and plants.
In 2006, cycle path No. 3009 was put into operation here, which runs through the area of the outer quarry spoil heap, with a connection to Habří and Řehlovice. In the summer months it is possible to practice several water sports
In the summer season you will find several refreshment stands and paddleboard rentals at Lake Milada.