The Vesoul-Vaivre lake is an artificial body of water of 86 hectares and a depth of about 2 m. It was created in a vast meadow that existed on both sides of the Durgeon, with the aim of carrying out water sports activities on the edge of the industrial zone.
Its location on the outskirts of Vesoul (3 km from the town centre) makes it a very popular place for relaxation and leisure. Many activities are offered. The Club Nautique Haut-Saônois de Vesoul (CNHSV) organises numerous water sports activities, starting from the sailing base, to the west of the site. It is possible to practice windsurfing, dinghy, catamaran, canoe and kayak, as well as pedal boat. For some time now, sailing for the disabled has been possible thanks to boats and facilities specially designed for this purpose.
The lake is part of the Vesoul-Vaivre leisure area, where you can find sports facilities in the south-east of the site, allowing you to play tennis, archery and football. There is also a water park, Ludolac. The campsite, which has 160 pitches, attracts many tourists from March to October, mainly from England, Germany and the Netherlands
Two restaurants are located on each side of the lake
But the lake of Vesoul-Vaivre is also a place for walking or cycling, thanks to the 5 km walking route accessible to all, and going all the way around the lake. This walk allows you to appreciate a diversity of environments and to observe various species, passing by the bird island reserve, an observatory with a view of the plain or the peaceful life of the Highlands Cattles in the wet meadows and marshes of the biotope zone. The site therefore has a variety of interests that bring different types of visitors to it: local residents, sportsmen and women who run, sail or cycle, as well as naturalists and fishermen.
Swimming in the lake is allowed and supervised (in summer) on the campsite side.