Water sports

Water sports in the nature park

You are in the middle of the most sensitive area of the nature park

The Lech is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. It is navigable from Steeg to Weißenbach and its beauty and wilderness entice you to adventure on the water.
White water sports are also a lot about experiencing nature. And in order to preserve this unique nature for all of us, please observe the following instructions:

- You are in the middle of the most sensitive area of the nature park. Try to keep your presence as low-key as possible. Do not leave any rubbish behind, keep quiet and only use the official barbecue sites (see PDF download).

- Only use the entry and exit points noted in the plan (see download button below).
Disturbance of the riparian area should be kept to a minimum.

- Do not walk on the gravel banks (especially the central ones).
Rare animal and plant species live here that depend on the untouched nature of these habitats. The Tyrolean Lech, for example, is home to one of the last breeding grounds of the rare and endangered little ringed plover.

- Do not shear across the bottom of the riverbed during the fish spawning season (September to April).
The spawn is deposited by the fish on the bottom of the water and could be significantly damaged by shearing boats.

- Refrain from private rafting on the Lech.
From 01.05.-30.09. it is possible to book commercial rafting on the Lech. Other paddling is permitted all year round (both private and commercial).

- Adhere to the daytime restriction of 09:00 to 19:00.
Many wild animals depend on the peace and quiet at night and at dawn and dusk.

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Rules of conduct

for a nature-friendly coexistence

The Tyrolean Lech Nature Park is a piece of breathtaking nature with impressive landscapes and invites you to relax and discover. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the wild river landscape and find peace and relaxation on a hike through the unique nature! The nature at the Tyrolean Lech is very valuable and under protection, therefore we ask you to act in an environmentally friendly and nature-friendly way and to take the following requests with you on your way:

carry in - carry out

Please do not leave waste in nature and dispose of your waste properly. In this way you contribute to intact ecosystems and food chains, free from contaminants such as pollutants, microplastics, etc.

Protection of animals and plants

Animals and plants are protected in the nature park. Therefore, please do not take any natural materials, animals, mushrooms and plants. This way, the diversity and natural beauty remains a pleasure for all area visitors.

Camping and storage

Please use the designated camping sites in Reutte, Vorderhornbach and Häselgehr. Camping of any kind is prohibited.

Nature without motors

Please observe all no-driving signs and avoid operating motorised vehicles off public roads. Use public transport if possible!

Lighting fires only in designated areas

Campfires are not allowed in the protected area. Open fires are a source of danger for people and nature, please use the designated barbecue areas available for this nature experience.

Dogs on a leash

Dogs must be kept on a leash throughout the protected area. Please thus avoid disturbing the endangered and protected nature, which dogs perceive as natural enemies.

Listening, not making noise

Enjoy the peace and soothing sounds of nature and avoid unnecessary noise. This way you show consideration for other recreationists and for wildlife.

Use marked paths

Please stay on the marked trails!

No flying machines

Flying over the protected area with aircraft such as drones is not permitted without an official exemption.

Please do not enter the gravel banks during the breeding season from the end of April to mid-August!
In this way, contribute to the protection of ground-nesting birds such as sandpipers and ringed plovers. People and dogs are among the biggest disturbance factors for the protected bird species.

Thank you very much!