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Water level and navigation conditions on the Ardèche river

What is the water level on the Ardèche at the moment? Is it possible to canoe down the Ardèche? These are questions we’re often asked.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s start with a little window onto our beautiful Ardèche with the webcam installed 1km from the Pont d’Arc:

Live webcam 🔴

Current water level: GOOD ✅

Dear friends,

We are delighted to inform you that the water level in the Ardèche is good for canoeing this season! 🚣‍♀️💦

You may have heard rumors of a desert-dry Ardèche 🐪, you’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to paddle without flipping over stuck on a rock…. Well, rest assured, nature has done the work and we’ve got something for you!

Thanks to the numerous natural tributaries and the 4 dams that regulate the flow of the Ardèche, you can be sure that the current water level is ideal for discovering the magnificent gorges and surrounding landscapes, without any fear.

If you would like to find out more, please visit the official page dedicated to river flow:

Hydroreel – Station (

(between 5m2/s and 20m2/s is ideal)

Whether it’s swimming or canoeing in the Ardèche, all the indicators are green! 🙂

So don’t hesitate for a second and get on board your canoe-kayak for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Ardèche. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert paddler, the waters of the Ardèche offer you moments of absolute joy and relaxation.

See you soon on the enchanting waves of our beautiful region! 🌊😊