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The best ideas for camping by the lake: Discover the beauty of nature!

The best ideas for camping by the lake: Discover the beauty of nature!

The best ideas for camping by the lake: Discover the beauty of nature!

If you are a nature lover and enjoy spending time outdoors, then lake camping is the perfect choice for you. Here you can enjoy the peace and beauty of nature, cool off in the refreshing water of the lake and experience a variety of activities. Here we want to show you the advantages of camping by the lake, give useful tips and introduce the most popular lakes, rivers and campsites in Austria.



Camping by the lake offers numerous advantages that make it an unforgettable experience. One of the most obvious benefits is the ability to swim in the lake's clear waters. The refreshing feeling of the water on your skin and the freedom of splashing around in the lake are simply unbeatable. But that's not all!

If you are an active vacationer, you will love the variety of leisure activities at the lake. You can take a bike ride along the waterfront and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Some lakes also offer beautiful hiking trails that lead through picturesque forests and green meadows. For the more adventurous, there is the option to rent a boat and go sailing or fishing on the lake. The possibilities are endless!

To ensure your lake camping adventure goes smoothly, here are some useful tips for you:


Choose the right campsite: Find out in advance about the different campsites near the lake. Look for amenities like toilets, showers, electrical hookups, and WiFi to ensure your needs are met.

Pack the right gear: We already have a blog article with a checklist on our blog that you can use as a guide. Don't forget to also pack swimwear, sunscreen, bug spray and a flashlight.

Plan your activities: Research in advance what activities you can do at the lake and make a rough plan for the day. This way you can make sure you don't miss out on any of the exciting opportunities.

Respect nature: Remember that you are in the natural environment of animals and plants. Don't leave trash, respect the tranquility and follow the camping rules to preserve nature.


Lake Ossiacher: The Ossiacher lake in Carinthia is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and campers. Here you can swim, sail, surf and much more. The Ossiacher See campsite offers a stunning location right on the shore and first-class facilities.

Achensee: As one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Tyrol, Lake Achensee is a popular destination for camping enthusiasts. The surrounding mountains offer fantastic hiking opportunities, while the lake is ideal for swimming, fishing and boating. The Achensee Schwarzenau campsite offers a family atmosphere and a wonderful view of the lake.

Lake Neusiedl: Located between Austria and Hungary, Lake Neusiedl is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a paradise for bird lovers. The Zicksee or Oggau campsite on Lake Neusiedl offers an idyllic location and direct access to the water. Here you can swim, sail and enjoy the unique landscape.

Wolfgangsee: Lake Wolfgangsee near Salzburg is known for its picturesque beauty. Surrounded by high mountains, the lake offers a fantastic setting for camping. The Berau campsite on Lake Wolfgangsee scores with its charm and proximity to the charming towns of St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen.

Traunsee: Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria is a hidden gem for nature and camping lovers. The area surrounding the lake offers numerous hiking trails and breathtaking views. The Traunsee campsite is the perfect place to enjoy the tranquility of nature while exploring the surrounding towns such as Gmunden.

Attersee: The Attersee is the largest inland lake in Austria and a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Here you can swim, dive, sail and much more. The Grabner campsite or the island camp near Attersee offers a picturesque location and first-class facilities for a pleasant stay.

Klopeiner See: Lake Klopeiner in Carinthia is one of the warmest lakes in Austria and a popular destination for families. The Klopeiner See campsite offers numerous leisure activities such as water sports, mini golf and tennis to offer you an unforgettable camping adventure.


Austria offers a wide range of campsites and pitches that meet the needs of campers. From simple tent sites to luxurious RV sites, you'll find accommodation to suit every taste and budget. Some campsites offer additional amenities such as restaurants, playgrounds, swimming pools and sports facilities. Whether you're traveling with a tent, motorhome or caravan, there's always the perfect place to feel at home.

Grab your camping gear, pack your swimsuit and get ready for the ultimate lakeside camping adventure. Explore the fascinating nature, swim in the clear water, undertake exciting activities and relax amidst the breathtaking landscape. Camping by the lake is a wonderful way to escape from everyday life and fully enjoy the beauty of nature. Pack your sense of adventure and get ready for the camping adventure with our PIA campers, which we offer at 13 different locations across Austria.


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