Sauerland-Seen / Outdooractive POI / Listerseetalsperre

The Listersee is one of the oldest reservoirs in the Sauerland and a popular excursion destination. Every year, it invites numerous visitors to go sailing, fishing, surfing and swimming.





Listersee Morgenstimmung

Sonnenaufgang am Listersee



Listertalstr. 60

57439 Olpe

Telefon: (0 27 22) 63 74 68



The barrier wall was built in 1912. The lake serves as a drinking water supply and is designated as a bathing lake. Since the construction of the Biggetal dam, the Listersee has been a tributary of the Biggesee.

Activities around the lake:

Fish species: eel, pike, roach, carp, trout, zander, perch, tench.
Fishing permits available at reception.

There is a designated bathing beach in the Kalberschnacke area.

The wind conditions on the Listersee are ideal for surfing. Surfing is free of charge.

There is a generally accessible slipway below the Campinganlage Gut Kalberschnacke.

Sailing boat moorings can be rented at the Campinganlage Gut Kalberschnacke.

The operator of the Listertalsperre is the public water management company Ruhrverband.

Fishing licenses are available at the reception of the campsite.

You have the option of purchasing fishing permits for the Listertalsperre from the Ruhrverband(link to Ruhrverband). The basic requirement is the possession of a fishing permit issued by your local municipality. If you have a foreign fishing license, you must have a German fishing license issued by the citizens' office of your vacation resort. Further information can be obtained from the Meinerzhagen Citizens' Office or the Drolshagen Citizens' Office.

Please note that swimming is only permitted at the designated bathing areas and that barbecues and campfires are prohibited in the forests around the Listertalsperre, especially in the summer months, due to the high risk of forest fires.

If you require further information, please contact the Ruhrverband Attendorn branch.

How to get there

You can drive to the Listersee from either Drolshagen or Meinerzhagen:


Kalberschnacke 4, 57489 Drolshagen


Windebruch, 58540 Meinerzhagen

Text: Kevin Bischof

Main opening times:

Sunday opened
Monday opened
Tuesday opened
Wednesday opened
Thursday opened
Friday opened
Saturday opened


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