The End of the Lake nature reserve is a small 84 hectare reserve in Doussard, which takes 1 to 2 hours to visit. It is one of the rare examples of an alpine delta which functions naturally (marsh/meadow/forest) with a moving riverbed. This area has been protected since the Middle Ages, so that floods could be controlled.
The 2 rivers that cross the reserve, the Ire (anger) with a flow that can be violent, and the Eau Morte, which is quieter, change their beds as the years pass, which produces biodiversity.
And there is a slight odour of musk which marks out the territory of beavers, which have successfully been reintroduced.
If you need more information about the End of the Lake Reserve https://m.savoie-mont-blanc.com/en/Discover/Worth-visiting/Natural-heritage/Lake-Annecy-the-mirror-of-the-Alps
You can reach with the boat or book a taxi https://www.taxi-massingy.com/en/taxi-annecy-geneve/
In 2001, there we could find 3 families of beavers in the reserve. They live at night, their dams are well organized, with big stones at the bottom to consolidate their work.
This reserve is perfect for a little walk with the family (dogs are not allowed).
Along the walk, you will find some useful informations about the birds, flowers, animals living in the area.