Easily accessible lakes

in Val d'Azun

Gentle walks for young and old...

Estaing lake

Alt. 1161 m
18 min by car from Arrens-Marsous

Tech lake

Alt. 1207 m
12 min by car Arrens-Marsous

Suyen lake

Alt. 1535 m
5 min by car from the Tech Dam and a 15 min walk

Estaing lake

Accessible by car, the Estaing lake located at an altitude of 1161 m is located at the bend of a rocky outcrop at the foot of some majestic peaks. Many possibilities are available to you in this peaceful setting: departure point for hikes to the Plaat de Prat Lake, fishing area, pony rides, perfect spot for a family picnic and experiential fun close to small waterways.

Tech lake

Tech lake  located at 1207 meters above sea level, is the ideal place to observe nature and herds in summer, it is also the starting point for many hikes to other lakes and to the Bouleste valley with its marmots.

It is a popular place for fishermen and walkers, accessible by car. There is also a marked trail with reduced mobility access. Access to the Tech Dam and the National Park is closed in winter.

Suyen lake

Suyen lake is the first high-mountain lake located in the Pyrenees National Park and is a great family walk just 30 minutes from “La Maison du Parc du Plan d’Aste” Info centre (open May to November). The more curious can continue past the waterfall to discover a shepherd shelter built under a large rock named “la Toue de Doumblas”. Park Ranchers organise “meets “every Tuesday from 16.00 to 18.00 to learn how to track the fauna, the flora in its protected areas. (Free of charge).

Mountain fishing

You are here in the « Pays des Gaves” (Land of rivers), it is the rivers and torrents of our mountains which crisscross our majestically valleys. These clear waters sourced from snow melt run from the high mountain lakes to the heart of the villages. Fishermen are spoilt for choice when by the water’s edge they wait for a beautiful brown trout, a brook salmon, a char or a cristivomer. The first lakes accessible by car, Lake Estaing and Lake Tech open in mid-March, at the same time as the category one rivers. Higher altitude rivers open in late May. On Sundays “Truite Loisirs” gives novices and fishermen the chance to make their first catch at Arrens-Marsous. A fishing map is on sale at “la Maison du Val d’Azun” Info office in Arrens-Marsous and on the website https://www.cartedepeche.fr. 

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