Gobind Sagar is a man-made reservoir situated in Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh. It is formed by the Bhakra Dam.
The reservoir is on the river Sutlej and is named in honour of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru. One of the world's highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam rises nearly 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Under the supervision of the American dam-builder, Harvey Slocum, work began in the year of 1955 and was completed in 1962. To maintain the level of water, the flow of river Beas was channelized to Gobind Sagar by the Beas-Sutlej link which was accomplished in 1976
Gobing Sagar lake is an embodiment of true Himalayan beauty. Nestled amidst the Himalayan range, the lush green mountain adds greatly to its beauty. Gobing Sagar lake is one of most visited tourists spots and well known for its flora & fauna along with fishes of different species. In 1962, the lake was recognized as the 'waterfowl refuge.' Even today, the Gobind sagar lake is home to many species of birds and animals like Panther, Wolf, Chausinga, Sambar, Hyena, Sloth bear, Nilgai, Chinkara and wild boar. Fishing is a regular activity in the reservoir which is home to fifty species and sub-species of fishes namely Tor Putitora (Mahasheer), Labeo Dero (Gid), Mystus Seenghala (Singhara) and mirror carp.
The water level keeps on fluctuating at Gobind Sagar lake. One can enjoy multiple sports activities in the reservoir like swimming, surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and white water river rafting. All the water sports organized here are regulated by the Himachal Pradesh tourism and are under the strict vigilance of Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation.