Lac de Salanfe

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Lac de Salanfe
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Location Valais
Coordinates 46°8′21″N 6°57′17″E / 46.13917°N 6.95472°E / 46.13917; 6.95472Coordinates: 46°8′21″N 6°57′17″E / 46.13917°N 6.95472°E / 46.13917; 6.95472
Catchment area 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Max. depth 48 m (157 ft)
Surface elevation 1,925 m (6,316 ft)

Lac de Salanfe is a lake in the municipality of Evionnaz, Valais, Switzerland. The reservoir is located at an elevation of 1925 m. Its surface area is 1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi).

It can be reached by 6.5 km-long foot path from Vernayaz.

The dam Salanfe was completed in 1952.

Different major walking trails cross in Salanfe. The two biggest are 'Le tour des Dents du Midi' and the Via Alpina. Many hikers stay the night at the refuge situated next to the lake.[1]

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Lac de Salanfe, video


  1. ^ Auberge de Salanfe, Website of the refuge Salanfe.

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