This outstanding lake, with its unique wild natural habitat, is an artificial reservoir which was created in 1967 following the construction of the Gréoux dam on the Verdon, raising the level of the river up to 15 kms upstream from the lake to Quinson.
Its water contributes to the supply of the Canal de Provence.
It is part of the Verdon Natural Park.
It has been awarded the Natura 2000 environmental label, awarded to a network of remarkable natural sites focusing on protecting local species.
It is governed and regulated by the Montagne law (nothing can be built on its shores).
When you follow the trail of its past, you will discover buried treasures: the original Verdon riverside, the Wild Boar mill and the interrupted bridge.
The Lake of Esparron, today :