Karagöl is a compound word in Turkish. "Kara" means "black" and "göl" means "lake", hence "Karagöl" means "black lake" in Turkish. It appears dark blue because the lake on the Karagöl Mountains is very deep. For this reason it has been called as "Karagöl" due to the appearance of its surface color.
Karagöl is the common name for a mountain chain, its summit, a lake on it, a high plateau around it and a summer settlement in the high plateau located in the southeast of Dereli district of Giresun province. The Karagöl as a high plateau is just located nearby the provincial border of Giresun, Ordu and Sivas provinces.kara göl dogal kırater ve rakımı oldukça yüksek biryerdedir 3115 gibi yüksekrakımdadır hemen altında ise şirin bir aksuköyü bulun maktadır okarı köy hallıyan aşagı köy gıruklu derler orada yaşayan lara yani giresunun köylerinde yaşayanlara gıruklu şehir veya kasabalarda yaşayanlara ise cenikli derler ..
Karagöl Mountains (Turkish: Karagöl Dağları) is a chain of Giresun Mountains (Giresun Dağları) in the southeastern border of Dereli district of Giresun. It is the second highest peak of Giresun. The Karagöl summit of this mountain chain is 3,107 meters high.