Lake Senaiga

Lake Senaiga is an artificial lake created for the hydroelectric exploitation of the stream's water bearing the same name, one of the main tributaries of the Cismon river.

Situated in the municipality of Lamon, southern part of Feltre, at the border with the province of Trento, this lake is closed by a 62 m-high dam built between 1949 and 1951; it is an important example of double-arch dam designed by the engineer Carlo Semenza, who also designed the famous double-arch “Vajont”dam. These types of dams are particularly resistant, so that the Vajont managed to remain intact despite the landslide of Mount Toc which caused the destruction of Longarone and nearby villages on the night of October 9, 1963.

Descending towards Ponte Serra, a bridge built to cross the Cismon stream after the opening of the road that connects Fonzaso to Primiero in 1882, you will reach the dam taking the road on your right with signs for Lake Senaiga. This beautiful route can be followed on foot or by bike but we recommended to bring a torch to pass some short tunnels, not all lit, that you will find along your way.

Passed by the dam, follow a stretch of forest road overlooking the lake where you can admire numerous examples of mallards and grey herons. Descending towards the locality of Vapora, you will reach a footbridge suspended over Lake Senaiga: an exciting place where you can admire the beautiful landscape perfect for thrill-seekers.

Opening days and accessibility

You can reach Lake Senaiga along the road that leads to Lamon, just after the locality of Ponte Serra.

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