Lake Gileppe Dam

  • Water attraction
  • Lake, water body or waterway
  • Kayak, canoe or rafting

Looking for a unique day out? Come and see the lake Gileppe dam, a masterpiece of structural engineering. Nature, sports, leisure: there is so much to do in the area.

Around the lake Gileppe

The dam itself can be visited, a wonderful opportunity to see how it works from the inside and learn about its history.

You can also take a lovely walk (15 km, slightly hilly) around the lake Gileppe to relax and feel in harmony with nature. This can be done on bike or e-bike. Do try the didactic walk through 2 km of uneven terrain in Baelen - straight into the forest!

This path is not adapted to strollers, children's bikes, wheelchairs and is not recommended to persons with reduced mobility or who would find such a terrain difficult to handle.

The play area will delight the little ones.

The dam: story and anecdotes

  • The Gileppe dam is one of the oldest in Europe. It was built in 1869 on the request of wool traders from Verviers.
  • The last work on the dam, in 1971, allows it to store 25 millon cubic metres of water.
  • The lion, symbol of the Gileppe dam, was created by the artist Félix Antoine Bourré.

Worked up an appetite?

See the region from up high from the panoramic restaurant, towering 77 metres above the dam.

You will also find a tea room with a terrace with a grill offer on sunny weekends.

Visitors with specific needs

This attraction, Access-i certified offers facilities and activities adapted to visitors with specific needs. Click here for details.

There is something for the whole family at the Gilette Lake.



  • E-bike hire


  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.