The beautiful crystal clear lake, situated at the edge of the Swiss modern town Flims, is a must-visit if you visit the region Graubunden! In this blog, we will explain how to get to Lake Caumasee, what to expect, our experience and all info you need to make your visit unforgettable!
Lake Caumasee is located in the south and more to the east of Switzerland. The lake is at the edge of the village called Flims Waldhaus. This is a modern ski resort village, with fantastic hiking opportunities during summer and autumn. During the winter season, this village is a flourishing place for winter sports enthusiasts.
How to get to Lake Caumasee?
There are three ways to reach Lake Caumasee. You can reach Lake Caumasee by car, by public transport and by foot/bike. Below, you can read how to get to Lake Caumasee in three ways.
Reach Lake Caumasee by car
Firstly drive by car to Flims Waldhaus, here you can park near the entrance of Caumasee, there are quite some parking spots, around 100. But be aware, this parking space gets filled rapidly, especially during warm summer days. There is a possibility to pay with cash or with the parking pay app. From the parking lot, you can reach the lake in around 20-25 minutes on foot, with the lift you can reach the lake even faster.
Good to keep in mind, as the parking place can be filled quite fast in the morning, you can also park in Flims Dorf, there is a large, modern parking space you won’t miss it Check this link for the parking place.
Reach Lake Caumasee by public transport
Firstly travel by train to Chur, here you can hop on a bus, with the destination: Flims Waldhaus, Caumasee. Click this link for the bus route. This bus stops at the entrance of Lake Caumasee, at the same place where you could park your car. If you stay in a hotel in Flims, Laax or Falera, you actually can get a guest card, in this way travelling by bus is free! This is so easy, we stayed in Flims and used the guest card to travel for free between these three villages.
From the bus stop Flims Waldhaus Caumasee, it only takes 20 minutes to reach the lift, another 20 minutes if you want to fully walk down to the lake.
Reach Lake Caumasee by foot or by bike
Be healthy, there is an opportunity to walk or cycle through the forest to the lake. There are numerous ways to reach the lake, just follow the yellow marked signs, placed along the path. If you decide to walk to Lake Caumasee, please start in Flims Waldhaus and walk to the entrance of Lake Caumasee. Here you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the forest, this path is great for strollers or wheelchairs as well. There is a free lift too, in this way you can go down even faster. The path has fresh water along the way, which is great.
Parking places at Lake Caumasee
As mentioned above, there is a parking space at Lake Caumasee, this is a paid parking space. As Lake Caumasee can be quite crowded during warm summer days, this parking space can be filled, fast. To avoid this, we recommend travelling to lake Caumasee, by foot, bike or making use of public transport.
Explore what the surrounding villages: Flims, Laax and Falera have to offer!
We have made a blog post about the villages surrounding Lake Caumasee as well, these villages are: Flims, Laax and Falera, if you would love to read more about what you can experience and do in these villages, click this link!
Experience the magical scenery, Lake Caumasee has to offer
The entrance prices of Lake Caumasee
- Adults: CHF 7.00
- Adults with guest pass: CHF 5.00
- Residents of Trin, Flims, Domat/Ems: CHF 5.00
- Students: CHF 5.00
- Children/school pupils (6-16 years): CHF 3.00
- Children below 6 years of age: free of charge
The opening hours of lake Caumasee
The lift runs from June to August from 8 am – 5 pm when the restaurant is open.
The restaurant located directly at Lake Cauma is open every day from 8 am – 5 pm. During the high season which means from June – August the restaurant is open until 9 pm.
We highly recommend downloading the INSIDE LAAX app. When staying in Flims/Laax or Falera you can get awesome deals, and discounts with your guest card. There is a discount for Lake Caumasee as well!
Swimming in Lake Caumasee
Can you swim in Lake Caumasee? Yes, you can swim in Lake Caumasee, it’s so refreshing and relaxing. The water temperature can be quite cold as the lake is so deep and the water is coming from the melting snow in the mountains. But…please try it, on warmer summer days it is a treat to swim in the lake.
You can also hire sup. It is nice to swim to the little island in the lake, or to a floating platform, awesome to chill on a platform and then swim back to the shores of the lake.
Dogs at Lake Caumasee
Are dogs allowed at Lake Caumasee? Yes, to a certain point, if you keep them on a lead then you can walk with your dog around the lake, but it is not allowed to let your dog swim in the lake! On a lead, you can take your dog with you to the restaurant.
The water temperature of Lake Caumasee
The water temperature of the lake varies depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions. The average temperature of the water during summer is around 20-22 degrees, which is pleasant, it does go up sometimes to even 24 degrees. The water temperatures in Lake Caumasee are standardly higher than in other lakes in Switzerland!
Is Lake Caumasee accessible for strollers or wheelchairs? Yes, Lake Caumasee is perfectly accessible for strollers or wheelchairs. The paths are pretty equal, with no steep hills or bumpy roads. The way through the forest is easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, the path is paved, you could go with the lift down to the lake, from above, where the lift departs you can see the magical turquoise water of the lake!
Caumasee during different seasons
We cannot recommend one season, to visit lake Caumasee, because every season has its pros and cons. To give you an idea and a little bit of advice about what to expect during the 4 seasons of the year:
- Summer: perfect for swimming and enjoying the sun at the lake.
- Spring: beautiful for a hike, flowers start growing again, maybe too cold to go for a swim
- Autumn: perfect for a hike through the beautiful forest, the leaves are changing their colours and this gives the stroll to the lake a magical vibe.
- Winter: this is a period, where you can make beautiful photographs, it can be cold, so no swimming:) but the scenery is wonderful during winter.
Some practical tips when visiting the Caumasee:
- there are tree trunks which are constantly filled with mountain water, so take a bottle with you! So refreshing during warmer days.
- be on time, if you travel to Caumasee by car, be aware of the fact that the parking place can be filled quite early.
- there are open parts of the lake, also many trees to enjoy shadow, but we highly recommend taking sunscreen and sunglasses with you.
- take some food/water with you
- and check the weather forecast before leaving
- check the Laax app, in this way, you can check how crowdy it is at the lake.
All in all, Lake Caumasee is a beautiful place to visit, whether you stay in Flims or another city. This place is easily reachable by public transport, by car or by foot/bike. It is a perfect day trip for the whole family, as it is also perfectly accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
This lake is a lake with a higher water temperature than average lakes in Switzerland, so perfect for swimming. Do not forget to take a beautiful photograph of the turquoise lake and share it with the hashtag #swissfever. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comments below! We’re here to help!