The lake of Châtel-sur-Montsalvens was created by the construction of the Montsalvens barrage.
The tour around the lake is suitable for all hikers. Crossing a suspension bridge, the route follows the shore of the lake on the right hand side on leaving Charmey. As you reach the dam, you can continue around the lake or descend to the Gorges of the Jogne. A pleasant picnic spot is located beside the dam. On the left hand side of the lake you arrive at the oldest chalet in Fribourg canton, which also has its own chapel. The view across the lake to Charmey is magnificent.
It takes about 3 hours to complete the route around the lake.