Lac d’Orient is a carp lake based in Mesnil-Saint-Père, Grand Est, France. It has a stock of around carp and is 6,200 Acres in size. The biggest carp is over 50lb+
Lac d’Orient is part of the National Orient Forest Nature Reserve, created in 2002. The reserve covers 3850 acres and encompasses the three major reservoir-lakes of the region : Orient created in 1966, Temple and Amance in 1990.
The reservoirs were created in order to regulate waterflow and eventual flooding of the Seine river, as well as to supply drinking water for the Paris region.
Since the completion of the Temple and Amance reservoirs in 1990 this forest and lake region has developed a complex ecosystem of great bio-diversity and is today classified as National Regional Park.
The lakes, for the most part surrounded by forest, are characterised by numerous islets and peninsulas and constitute an ornithological site of particular interest with respect to both migratory and sedentary species.
The reserve is also home to a wide variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish species.