Around the Mison Lake
Around the Mison Lake

Around the Mison Lake

Discovery trail
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This hike leads you all around the  Mison Lake following the the layouts made around this sensitive natural space (tables, benches, fishing pontoons, wooden platform, interpretive signage, etc.). 

The Lake of Mison is a sensitive departmental natural area, rich with reed bed, interesting fauna and flora and offers beautiful views of the Alpine peaks. An ideal walk for the whole family! The site is also accessible to people with disabilities.

1 point of interest
Lake and river

Mison Lake

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

Departure : Lake parking lot (south reception area), Mison
Arrival : Lake parking lot (south reception area), Mison
Towns crossed : Mison, Upaix

Altimetric profile


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)

Information desks

Place des Aires, 05300 Laragne-Montéglin

04 92 65 09 38

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1 place de la République, 04200 Sisteron

04 92 61 36 50

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  • Let’s limit our trips and  use public transportation and carpooling:                   

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.

Parking :

Lake parking lot (south reception area), Mison


The site is labeled tourism and handicap (parking spaces, pontoon, wooden platform, embossed informative tables).

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