Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Just 2 miles north-east of the village of Laudat is the Freshwater Lake, which can be reached via the historic Chimen L├ętan or "Lake Road". Visitor facilities and a Visitor Centre are provided near the lake. Several hiking trails begin in the area and offer the enthusiast a variety of challenges and the opportunity to explore the interior of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Freshwater Lake is the largest of Dominica's four lakes. It is located at just over 2,500 ft above sea level and is the natural source of the Roseau River. The lake has been dammed to provide water to generate electricity.

A hike along the Freshwater Lake Trail provides an opportunity to study Dominica's higher forests. Montane forest, which can be recognized by its short, thin trees and open canopy, covers the majority of the area surrounding the lake. The shallow soils and strong winds do not permit the luxuriant growth that is so characteristic of the rain forest.

Read the entire Freshwater Lake (PDF, 7.5 MB) brochure.