Gilten is a lake in the municipality of Steinkjer (with a small part crossing into neighboring Namdalseid) in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The lake lies in the northern part of Steinkjer in the Kvam area. The lake lies about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of the village of Følling (and the European route E6 highway) and about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of the village of Namdalseid. The lake is only accessible by road from Namdalseid, even though most of the 31.62-square-kilometre (12.21 sq mi) lake lies in Steinkjer. The Bangsjøene lakes lie to the northeast and the lake Snåsavatnet lies to the south.