Lake Salagou is an artificial lake fed by the Salagou River. The lake’s 750 hectares stretch across the towns of Clermont l’Hérault, Liausson, Octon, Salasc, Celles and Le Puech.
It covers 6.5km from Octon to the dam with an average depth of 15m (55m at its deepest). Downstream from the dam, the Salagou rejoins the Lergue which runs through Hérault. Lake Salagou was designed to store water for irrigation and combat the rise in water levels in the Hérault. It is now also used for a range of activities: tourism and leisure activities, hydroelectric production, fire fighting, not to mention its ecological and scenic role.
Baie des Vailhés
GPS coordinates : 43.6562137 / 3.3691549
Free of charge
Reception of groups : yes
7, Place du Rialto
+33(0)4 67 88 86 44
+33(0)7 78 95 03 05
Open all year
- January to March : tuesday to saturday 9;30am-12am & 3pm - 5pm
- April, May, June & September : tuesday to saturday 9;30am-1pm & 2pm - 8pm
- July, August : Open everyday 9:30am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm
- October, November & December : tuesday to saturday 9.30am-12am & 3pm - 5pm
Closed on 1st of November, 25th of december & 1st of january