Bathing, fishing and sailing on the lake
There is a bathing spot on the west side of the lake in Nystrup Plantation. From Nystrupvej (between Klitmøller and Vang) turn east down Søvej or Egevej. In connection with the bathing spot, there are tables and benches as well as campfire and barbecue areas with free firewood.
The lake has a good stock of fish, dominated by perch and roach, but also includes pike, eel, whitefish and rudd. Fishing licenses for angling from the lake's west bank can be purchased from the Danish Nature Agency, Thy or from Thy Tourist Office.
Sailing without an engine (also applies to windsurfing) is allowed everywhere on the lake, as long as you have permission. You can always sail on the state-owned areas, but you will have to make your own arrangements with a private landowner. A pending conservation order will probably change the guidelines for windsurfing and sailing. Motorboats can only be used by landowners.
Around Vandet Lake
There are many Bronze Age and Iron Age grave mounds surrounding the lake, for instance Edshøjene grave mounds north of Vester Vandet church. Findings of coins and precious metals suggest that there was a trading centre in the period between the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. The outlet from Vandet Lake, Klitmøller Å river, used to supply water to the three water mills in Klitmøller.
The surrounding plantations have a forest playground, two mountain bike routes, several marked hiking routes and two primitive places to spend the night.