Camping at lake Presset: everything you need to know for a successful bivouac!
Official and legal information about bivouac at lake Presset in Beaufortain
Camping prohibited around lake Presset
Camping and bivouac are prohibited in the lake Presset watershed by municipal decree "Arrêté N°2021-284: prohibiting activities at lake Presset and its surroundings, located at La-Cote-d'Aime in the Commune of La-Plagne-Tarentaise". Failure to comply with a police decree is punishable by a fine of €150, a bit high for a bivouac night, isn't it? In order to set up your tent in complete equality in Presset's basin and not to be fined by the OFB agents (French Office for Biodiversity): let yourself be guided! 10 free pitches are available by reservation with Presset hut's staff.
Book your bivouac site at lake Presset: the procedure to follow
If one of the 10 slots is available: you will be assigned a numbered slot for a set date. Remember to notify the hut keepers in case of cancellation!
In case of unavailability
3. Bivouac charter
4. Day of arrival
5. Next morning
Where to camp without reservation?
If you weren't fast enough and all bivouac pitches at lake Presset are already occupied, don't worry: you'll do better next time! In the meantime, here is a non-exhaustive list of the closest places to lake Presset where to pitch your tent for the night. These "camping area" represent a decision-making support of authorized sites without reservation, and are in no way official secure area. The safety of your bivouac in the mountains is your own responsibility in all places, all times and all conditions (rockfall, ground humidity, storms, cold, snow, etc.).
Le vallon de l'Ormente
200 m below the hut is a large flat area where you can pitch your tent under the gaze of the Pierra Menta.
La combe de la Neuva
Past "Grand Fond" mountain pass, upstream of the hut and lake Presset, you will fall into the "Combe de la Neuva": here, countless bivouac sites await you.
Le lac d’Amour
Accessible from the "Passeur de la Mintaz" or "Bresson" mountain pass, the "Lac d'Amour" is a great alternative to bivouac on the edge of a mountain lake.
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