The source of the Volga river is located in Ostashkov district of Tver region. The largest European river Volga begins at the south-western outskirts of the village Volgoverhove. On the outskirts of the swamp, there are several springs connected together in a small pond, one of which is the source of the Volga river.
Around the spring was built a chapel to which leads the bridge. From the pond the Volga river follows an ordinary stream with the width 50-100 cm and the depth up to 30 cm. The water in the a stream has a red-black shade. In the dry summer a stream within the village Volgoverhove often dries up. Approximately 250-300 meters after the source of the visible remains of the first dam on the Volga which was made from the stone. It was built during the period of Olginsky Nunnery.
After the first 3.2 km of flow Volga flows into the flow-through lake Small Verhity, then in the lake Big Verhity. And only then flows into the big lake Sterzh which is a part of the Upper Volga (Verkhnevolzhsky) reservoir.
The source of the Volga is the unique natural monument. The reserve was created near the source of the Volga, which includes forest reserves with total area of 4100 hectares. The source of the Volga river is the subject of recreational use.