Gobind Sagar Lake over the Sutlej River is a huge reservoir and is the result of Bhakra Nangal, the world’s second highest gravity dam. It is a major landmark of Bilaspur District. It covers an area of 170 sq km and its length extends up to 90 km. The lake is named in honor of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru of Sikhs.
In October and November, the water level of the reservoir is at peak and a series of boat races are organized by the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The water sports activities such as water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and water-scooter racing can be enjoyed during this time.
The lake is a perfect base for angling, and a large variety of a fish including tor putitora, mirror carp and allied species can be found in its clear water. The lake's shore is also home to a variety of rare species of birds.
A wide range of facilities such as speedboat and ferry rides are available to explore the lake. The mountaineering institute here conducts water sports festival every winter.