Lakes and bodies of water in the Hautes-Alpes region
In the high or medium mountains, the Hautes-Alpes are home to numerous lakes of varying sizes. Some are equipped with real nautical bases, such as the Serre-Ponçon lake which is a real sea in the heart of the mountains, with a surface area of 28 km². Others are fishing reserves. Rivers and lakes shelter an incredible biodiversity: insects, minnows, breams, carps or rotengles, amphibians, birds… You can also enjoy white water sports such as rafting or kayaking.