Lying at almost 2000 metres above sea level, Lake Melchsee serves as a reservoir for the Hugschwendi hydropower station, operated by Elektrizitätswerk Obwalden. Fishing in Lake Melchsee Fishermen gather at Melchsee-Frutt for a spot of mountain lake fishing. Ice fishing is available on the frozen lake in winter.
Barbecue spots by Lake Melchsee
Two barbecue spots are available by the lake, complete with dry firewood and grilling implements.