Freshwater Lake is the largest of Dominica’s four lakes and sits 2,500 feet above sea level. It is the natural source of the Roseau River and Dominica’s hydroelectricity scheme.
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Where is Freshwater Lake?
Freshwater Lake is located about 2.5 miles from the village of Laudat and is part of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
If driving, it will take you less than 30 minutes to get there from Roseau. Be sure to take in the beautiful views of Roseau Valley from the overlook on the Laudat Road.
|Site Pass||US $5|
|Weekly Pass||US $12|
Passes are available from Cruise Agents, Tour Operators, Car Hire Agencies and at various other locations around the island.
Passes can also be bought from officials at the sites themselves or from Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division on Valley Road or in the Botanical Gardens, Roseau (266-3817).
It was clear early on that weather at Freshwater Lake would be unfavorable. It wasn’t raining, but at times the mist reduced visibility to only a few meters. By the time we got to the lake, the wind was howling and the mist was all but unbearable.
I didn’t use my camera much though, and only captured this single image at the highest point along the hike:
I also shot the following video to capture the strength of the winds and thickness of the mist:
The Freshwater Lake Trail ends on the Boeri Lake Road and as we walked back to the parking lot at the lake, I captured this image of an old bench looking out at the lake:
This is the second time I’ve hiked the trail and I’ve had bad weather on both occasions. I hope to be luckier on the next trip so that I can capture the true beauty of the lake and its surrounding.