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The lakes Store og Litle Stokkavatn are situated some kilometres from the city centre and are surrounded by green areas that are changing between forest, agricultural areas and old cultural landscape. There are several hiking tracks and flood lighted trails around the lakes. The surroundings around the Stokkavatn lakes are home to flocks of deer, and you can often see the deer close by. To the south of the lake Store Stokkavatn, the track goes through the wetland at Madlaforen where the birdlife is especially rich. You can feed the ducks and other birds from the footbrigde. Stavanger's largest lake, Store Stokkavatn once supplied much of the town's drinking water, but in recent years it has been replaced by other sources, with facilities now being on standby. As a result, you are welcome to swim in this beautiful lake, and it is a popular destination for fishing. From municipal properties around the lake, fishing with lines or fishing poles is allowed throughout the year. In the winter, some try their luck at ice fishing, as soon as the ice is thick enough for safety. Please note that all fish smaller than 25 cm must be released. The fishing here is free of charge.

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Contact

Address:
  • Gustav Vigelands vei 9
  • 4023 Stavanger
Phone:
+47 51 84 02 00
Email:
tursenter@stf.no
Website:
ut.no/turforslag/117188/stokkavatnet

Facilities

Season:
  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter
Total ascent:
  • 208m
Level of difficulty:
  • Easy (green)
Distance:
  • 10.4km
Duration:
  • Short (0.5-3h)
Surface:
  • Gravel
Terrain:
  • Lake
Floodlit:
Family-friendly:
Disabled-accessible:

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