The Lake covers an area of 12,500mu of which the sand is pure and water is clear. Through the limpid water, you’ll see to the bottom of the lakebed in shallow area and aquatic plants in deep water zone. In light of its flat and gentle slope of the bed, project has made by departments concerned to separate a swimming spot with a 1000m long beach from the eastern lake for recreations and swimming of the tourists. Rouge Lake, boasts not only its excellent water, but also its abundant nutrients inside feeding all kinds of fish. More than 120 aquatic animals like black carps, mandarin fish, ice fish, turtles, river mussels, white eels, etc are the inhabitants here, forming a natural Fish Exhibition of Dongting Lake. You may go angling on a spring or summer day, watch catching fish in winter, and enjoy yourself with the delicate fresh fish meals in the restaurants of ‘Happy Fishermen’ along the lake.
At present, scores of restaurants and hotels of ‘Happy Fishermen’ and ‘Happy Farmers’ have opened one after another along the lakeside. Tourists come here viewing the picturesque landscape of the lake and find rejoice of fisherman’s life. In light of its broad surface and less storms, it is an ideal site for water recreation. Currently the lake is offering sight viewing and sports activities as cruise liners, speed-boats, Shuangfeiyan (swallows flying in pairs), etc. Government of Yuanjiang city intends to fix on Rouge Lake as the host place of the annual dragon-boat race on Dragon Boat Festival. The integration of sports and sightseeing will be bound to promote the construction and development of Rouge Lake, so as to make it a place of interest of Yuanjiang city.