Are you looking for a camping Lac Chambon in the Auvergne region?
Situated in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park, Lake Chambon remains the ideal place in the Sancy for a camping holiday.
From the camping Auvergne, on foot, by bike or with a pram, you will take the street that runs along the Tartaret volcano and will directly access the “Plage Murol” or large beach in only 15 min. By the time the beach towels are laid out, the most hurried ones will already be in the water or making sand pies.
Fancy an ice cream or a refreshment, playing basketball in the city park, picnicking, fishing or renting a pedal boat – everything is planned for you.
At the Lac Chambon campsite, your children will be in paradise, enjoying a refreshing swim.
Imagine a volcanic eruption 8000 years ago, that of the Tartaret volcano, which dammed a river called Couze Chambon: this is the explanation for the formation of Lac Chambon, a natural dam lake.
Situated at an altitude of 866 metres, it has a surface area of 60ha, is shallow and dotted with islets. Ideal for swimming thanks to its two beaches (supervised in July and August), you can enjoy the joys of idleness in an exceptional natural environment.
The site was awarded the Blue Flag in 2018, a label attesting to its exemplary environmental quality.
As you will have understood, staying at the Lac Chambon campsite will be an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a relaxing moment with their feet in the water.
At Lac Chambon, get ready to spend unforgettable moments in the company of your family. Located in the heart of lush nature, Lac Chambon is a popular tourist destination for families looking for a safe and relaxing environment.
Your children will be able to swim in shallow waters and enjoy a wide range of water activities.
Discover the unmissable activities around Lac Chambon :
Lake Chambon is a 60 hectare volcanic lake surrounded by green mountains.
It has been awarded the Blue Flag label and is a privileged place for bathing and relaxation for both Auvergne residents and visitors.
It has a equipped beach ideal for swimming, equipped with children’s games (inflatable structures) and a nautical base.
You will be able to rent equipment to carry out several nautical activities : kayak, sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle, pedal boats, canoe kayak…
The sandy beach is supervised in the summer to ensure that children can swim safely. You will especially enjoy your bath and tanning sessions after your walk or bike ride around the lake. Lake Chambon is also frequented by fishermen (lake 2nd category).
On the shore of the lake or aboard a boat: it’s up to you to decide where to cast your hook to catch trout, arctic char, pike-perch, pike-perch or tench.
Note that it is compulsory to have a fishing card to fish in all the lakes and rivers of the Massif du Sancy.
How about going for a walk in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Nature Park?
Who says nature reserve, says respect and protection for this territory of the Massif Central.
If you feel like going for a walk, the tour of Lake Chambon on foot can be completed in a short hour (3.5 km), via the wooden pontoons which will enable you to observe the fauna and flora of the marshy areas.
You can also visit Saint Nectaire.
The green way also allows you to reach the village of Murol, the paths of the volcano of Tartaret (957m) or the village of Chambon-sur-Lac.
Do you want to go higher? The Dent du Marais, a rocky needle overhanging the lake, offers a panoramic view of the Sancy. Count on a 2 hour hike (7 km) with a steep but short climb.
Car parks allowing you to access the lacs d’Auvergne are free.