Serre-Ponçon, france's 1st large artificial lake

Together, we can offer quality, sustainable tourism in a preserved environment.

Heading for the lake of Serre-Ponçon

Welcome to the fascinating world of Serre-Ponçon, the lakeside paradise nestled in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes..

Ready to embark on an unforgettable nautical adventure? Let yourself be seduced by the thousand and one facets of France's largest man-made lake. Let the discoveries begin!

Measurements out of the ordinary!

91 km
of shores
9 beaches
equipped and supervised
10 ports
audiences
15 bases
nautical
CP/SMADESEP

Development of Serre-Ponçon sMADESEP gets involved!

At the heart of the Hautes-Alpes region, we are working to shape the present and future of Serre-Ponçon. We are committed to the development and management of the lake, and to the protection of its heritage. Our main objective is to achieve coherent development for quality, sustainable tourism.

Our mission

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Artistic creation workshop with Etienne REY, visual artist: enjoy the beaches to the full while creating your own artwork!

Why not design your own work of art on the shores of the lake? Plastic artist Étienne Rey will be on hand to help you create your very own work of art, which you'll take home with you. This activity is free and open to all (no registration required -…

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Am I allowed to bivouac on the lake?

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to bivouac on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. It is also forbidden to build fires on the banks, except on dedicated sites (duly authorized by prefectoral decree).

How can I obtain a careening card?

Careening cards can be collected from the harbor office at the following address: Capitainerie du lac de Serre-Ponçon - Quai de la rue Royale - 05160 Savines le lac. You'll find our opening times on our home page (times may change according to the season). Don't hesitate to call us on 04.94.44.33.44 for further information.

Prices are as follows:

  • CARD PURCHASE: €5

  • CARD RELOAD :

  • CREDIT: 20:00 to 4 CYCLES at 4x5 MINUTES for 20€

  • CREDIT: 40:00 to 8 CYCLES at 8x5 MINUTES for35€

  • CREDIT: 60:00 to 12 CYCLES at 12x5 MINUTES at €50

What do I have to do to get my boating licence?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits. If you would like to know more about the procedure for obtaining a boating license, please click on the link below:

https://www.rhone.gouv.fr/Actions-de-l-Etat/Transport-mobilite-securite-routiere-et-fluviale/Navigation-fluviale2/Navigation-de-plaisance/Permis-plaisance

Do I need a specific license to pilot a boat in Serre-Ponçon?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits.

A license is required to pilot a motorized pleasure boat when the propulsion device exceeds 4.5 kilowatts (6 horsepower).

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.mer.gouv.fr/le-permis-plaisance-permis-de-conduire-les-bateaux-de-plaisance-moteur

Where can I park my boat trailer?

The harbour master's office has a dry port for storing your trailer in Savines-le-lac. You will find below the procedure to follow in order to reserve a place at the dry port according to your needs. https://www.smadesep.com/reservation-portuaire/tarifs

However, there are no spaces allocated to port customers at all public ports. Please use nearby parking lots.

Am I allowed to bivouac on the lake?

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to bivouac on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. It is also forbidden to build fires on the banks, except on dedicated sites (duly authorized by prefectoral decree).

How can I obtain a careening card?

Careening cards can be collected from the harbor office at the following address: Capitainerie du lac de Serre-Ponçon - Quai de la rue Royale - 05160 Savines le lac. You'll find our opening times on our home page (times may change according to the season). Don't hesitate to call us on 04.94.44.33.44 for further information.

Prices are as follows:

  • CARD PURCHASE: €5

  • CARD RELOAD :

  • CREDIT: 20:00 to 4 CYCLES at 4x5 MINUTES for 20€

  • CREDIT: 40:00 to 8 CYCLES at 8x5 MINUTES for35€

  • CREDIT: 60:00 to 12 CYCLES at 12x5 MINUTES at €50

What do I have to do to get my boating licence?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits. If you would like to know more about the procedure for obtaining a boating license, please click on the link below:

https://www.rhone.gouv.fr/Actions-de-l-Etat/Transport-mobilite-securite-routiere-et-fluviale/Navigation-fluviale2/Navigation-de-plaisance/Permis-plaisance

Do I need a specific license to pilot a boat in Serre-Ponçon?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits.

A license is required to pilot a motorized pleasure boat when the propulsion device exceeds 4.5 kilowatts (6 horsepower).

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.mer.gouv.fr/le-permis-plaisance-permis-de-conduire-les-bateaux-de-plaisance-moteur

Where can I park my boat trailer?

The harbour master's office has a dry port for storing your trailer in Savines-le-lac. You will find below the procedure to follow in order to reserve a place at the dry port according to your needs. https://www.smadesep.com/reservation-portuaire/tarifs

However, there are no spaces allocated to port customers at all public ports. Please use nearby parking lots.

Am I allowed to bivouac on the lake?

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to bivouac on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. It is also forbidden to build fires on the banks, except on dedicated sites (duly authorized by prefectoral decree).

How can I obtain a careening card?

Careening cards can be collected from the harbor office at the following address: Capitainerie du lac de Serre-Ponçon - Quai de la rue Royale - 05160 Savines le lac. You'll find our opening times on our home page (times may change according to the season). Don't hesitate to call us on 04.94.44.33.44 for further information.

Prices are as follows:

  • CARD PURCHASE: €5

  • CARD RELOAD :

  • CREDIT: 20:00 to 4 CYCLES at 4x5 MINUTES for 20€

  • CREDIT: 40:00 to 8 CYCLES at 8x5 MINUTES for35€

  • CREDIT: 60:00 to 12 CYCLES at 12x5 MINUTES at €50

What do I have to do to get my boating licence?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits. If you would like to know more about the procedure for obtaining a boating license, please click on the link below:

https://www.rhone.gouv.fr/Actions-de-l-Etat/Transport-mobilite-securite-routiere-et-fluviale/Navigation-fluviale2/Navigation-de-plaisance/Permis-plaisance

Do I need a specific license to pilot a boat in Serre-Ponçon?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits.

A license is required to pilot a motorized pleasure boat when the propulsion device exceeds 4.5 kilowatts (6 horsepower).

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.mer.gouv.fr/le-permis-plaisance-permis-de-conduire-les-bateaux-de-plaisance-moteur

Where can I park my boat trailer?

The harbour master's office has a dry port for storing your trailer in Savines-le-lac. You will find below the procedure to follow in order to reserve a place at the dry port according to your needs. https://www.smadesep.com/reservation-portuaire/tarifs

However, there are no spaces allocated to port customers at all public ports. Please use nearby parking lots.

Am I allowed to bivouac on the lake?

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to bivouac on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. It is also forbidden to build fires on the banks, except on dedicated sites (duly authorized by prefectoral decree).

How can I obtain a careening card?

Careening cards can be collected from the harbor office at the following address: Capitainerie du lac de Serre-Ponçon - Quai de la rue Royale - 05160 Savines le lac. You'll find our opening times on our home page (times may change according to the season). Don't hesitate to call us on 04.94.44.33.44 for further information.

Prices are as follows:

  • CARD PURCHASE: €5

  • CARD RELOAD :

  • CREDIT: 20:00 to 4 CYCLES at 4x5 MINUTES for 20€

  • CREDIT: 40:00 to 8 CYCLES at 8x5 MINUTES for35€

  • CREDIT: 60:00 to 12 CYCLES at 12x5 MINUTES at €50

What do I have to do to get my boating licence?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits. If you would like to know more about the procedure for obtaining a boating license, please click on the link below:

https://www.rhone.gouv.fr/Actions-de-l-Etat/Transport-mobilite-securite-routiere-et-fluviale/Navigation-fluviale2/Navigation-de-plaisance/Permis-plaisance

Do I need a specific license to pilot a boat in Serre-Ponçon?

Marine (coastal, offshore) and river permits are valid on the hydroelectric reservoir, within the same limits in terms of boat motorization and distance from shelters as those in force for each of these permits.

A license is required to pilot a motorized pleasure boat when the propulsion device exceeds 4.5 kilowatts (6 horsepower).

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.mer.gouv.fr/le-permis-plaisance-permis-de-conduire-les-bateaux-de-plaisance-moteur

Where can I park my boat trailer?

The harbour master's office has a dry port for storing your trailer in Savines-le-lac. You will find below the procedure to follow in order to reserve a place at the dry port according to your needs. https://www.smadesep.com/reservation-portuaire/tarifs

However, there are no spaces allocated to port customers at all public ports. Please use nearby parking lots.