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! Regulated natural bivouac areas are available by reservation with Presset hut's staff.

bivouac interdit au lac de presset dans le beaufortain
Camping and bivouac prohibited in lake Presset watershed (in red)

Book your bivouac site at lake Presset: the procedure to follow

1. Enquiry

Find out about pitches availability contacting Presset hut's staff. By phone +33 6 87 54 09 18 (we do not consult text messages), or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Booking

If one of the 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

  • Reschedulable stay: book another date.
  • Non-transferable stay: consult the authorized camping areas nearby via the section: Where to camp without reservation?
  • 3. Bivouac charter

  • Consult the Presset hut's bivouac charter.
  • Complete and sign the membership form for the "Presset hut's bivouac charter".
  • Submit the membership form to the hut keepers by email to finalize your reservation : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 4. Day of arrival

  • Report to the mountain hut to obtain your camping location number.
  • Consult the bivouac information panel located outside the hut to find your place.
  • Check that you are in the right place using the numbered wooden panel.
  • Pitch your tent one hour before sunset (after 7 p.m in summer) in order to limit visual pollution around the lake and to respect the basic rules of mountain bivouac.
  • 5. Next morning

  • Take down your tent before 9 a.m or before coming to have breakfast at the hut.
  • Hang your tent canvas outside your backpack and dry it on the way to save time. Please do not dry your tent inside the refuge or on the solar panels !

  • "So that bivouac remains a pleasure in unspoiled nature!"

    You want to camp at lake Presset? Contact us using the contact form.

    Presset hut's bivouac charter

    Good practices charter for the protection of nature and its practitioners!

    Police decree N°2021-284

    Police decree N°2021-284 prohibiting bivouac and camping in lake Presset wathershed.