The Lake of Mison - Upaix belongs since its creation in 1960 to the Water-Bodies Association (ASA) of the plateau de Mison for crop irrigation. Since the construction of the Serre-Ponçon dam and the Ventavon canal, this 23-hectare lake has only been used as a back-up reserve for tree-growing. Designed for agriculture, it has become a sensitive natural space.
The presence of many protected species of plants and birds, but also the importance of the lake in the landscape, makes out of this site an exceptional place for nature and environment. It is everyone’s responsibility to preserve it by taking care of it.
At the southern reception area (634 m), cross the small footbridge and walk along the dike of the lake. Walk past the "South Digue"(south dyke) and continue on the right bank of the lake.
Along the right bank (640 m), continue and cross the reed bed. Please note that the passage through the reed bed is prohibited during the bird nesting period (from February 1st to June 30th). Reach the "North dyke" for coming back to the road.
At the northern reception area (630 m), walk past the pontoons and information boards and return by the path along the lake to the starting point at the parking lot. Source: www.rando-alpes-haute-provence.fr
The Mison Lake site is a protected Sensitive Natural Area. Passage through the reed bed, on the right bank, is prohibited during the bird nesting period (from February 1st to June 30th)
- Let’s limit our trips and use public transportation and carpooling: https://zou.maregionsud.fr
Access and parking
From Sisteron (15 km) follow the D4085 then the D4075 towards Grenoble. After the village of Mison turn right onto the D324 to Lake Mison.
The site is labeled tourism and handicap (parking spaces, pontoon, wooden platform, embossed informative tables).
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