The lake of Argentella is just seven kilometres as the crow flies from the centre of the village of Galéria. The road-trip from Calvi to the lake takes about 40 minutes for 23 kilometres. You can park your car near the Morsetta campsite and the bar-restaurant, then you must walk for about ten minutes to reach your destination. Please do not try to reach the edge of the lake by car because the track is narrow and there are a lot of rocks.
The lake of Argentella is located at 46 metres above the sea level and it is an artificial lake which was built in the second half of the 19th century to meet the water supply needs of the silver, lead and copper mines which are located near the lake. The mines are known under the name of Argentella mines and are part of the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage since 2006.
The mines were progressively abandoned in the 1960s and today they are closed definitively in accordance with the closure plan, but the lake of Argentella is still exploited because it meets the water supply needs of the few houses in the area and of the Morsetta campsite, which is open during the summer period.
You can reach the lake from the car park thanks to a dirt path: you will reach your destination after a ten-minute walk. This walk is perfect for families with children but remember to wear good hiking shoes.
Swimming is not permitted because the lake provides drinking water to local residents and tourists. But this area represents a perfect place to escape the summer heat. If you want to walk, then you can explore the small grove surrounding the lake!