Lakes & Water Falls

Dominica Lakes & Water Falls

Fresh Water Lake

The Fresh water lake is one of two lakes situated in heart, yet accessible interior of Dominica in the area know as Laudat . its Dominica Larges fresh water lake and is located 2500feet above sea level the view at the fresh water lake is spectacular it can be access on foot with out a guide you can also drive right up the lake using a 4wd , but you will sure miss the view of nature,

Famous lakes  and waterfalls in Dominica: Boeri Lake, Fresh Water Lake, Middleham Falls, Sari-Sari Falls ,Victoria Falls, Spanny Falls, Syndicae Falls, Boiling Lake

Boiling Lake

The Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park – Dominica’s World Heritage site. It is a flooded fumarole 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of Roseau, Dominica. It is filled with bubbling greyish-blue water that is usually enveloped in a cloud of vapour. The lake is approximately 200 ft (60 m) across.

The first recorded sighting of the lake was in 1870 by Mr. Watt and Dr. Nicholls, two Englishmen working in Dominica at that time. In 1875, Mr. H. Prestoe, a government botanist, and Dr. Nicholls were commissioned to investigate this natural phenomenon. They measured the water temperature and found it to range from 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit (82 to 91.5 degrees Celsius) along the edges, but could not measure the temperature at the centre where the lake is actively boiling. They recorded the depth to be greater than 195 ft (59 m).

Periodically, there have been fluctuations in the level and activity of the lake. It was all but empty in June 2006, however as of April 2008 the lake is full and boiling vigorously.

There is no road leading directly to the lake. It is approximately a 13 kilometer hike to the lake from the nearest road, passing sulfur springs, over mountains and through gorges along the way.

On July 6th, 2007, Adventure film maker George Kourounis became the first person to ever cross the boiling lake from above, suspended by ropes over the most violently boiling section. This event was filmed for the TV series Angry Planet.