Located in the mountains of Gilăului, Cluj county, the lake Belis Fântânele is an artificial lake of accumulation. The project and its development began in the 1970s with the purpose of creating a hydroelectric power station along the Someșul Cald river.
In the 70's the villagers from the old Belis were forced to move to the current village settlement. The villages near the river such as Pleș, Bolojești, Million or Giurcuța de Jos have gradually disappeared.
In summer, if the water level drops much, the ruins of the houses abandoned by the villagers can still be seen. The most famous ruins in the area are those of the former church in Giurcuța de Jos.
The lake is at an altitude of 990 m, has a length of 13 km and an area of 9.8 square km.
On the bank of this lake is the resort Beliș Fântânele. The area belongs administratively to Râșca commune, although it is always called "Beliș - Fântânele resort" due to its proximity to Beliș village. The resort is highly sought after by tourists and tourists, both because of the opportunities for rest and relaxation, and because of the hikes you can do in the area. The ski slope at Mărișel or the possibility of water sports on the lake, with boats or bicycles, are other attractions appreciated by tourists.
Belis Fântânele lake is the most famous lake in the Apuseni mountains. The beauty of the landscapes and the surrounding area make this lake one of the main tourist attractions in the Apuseni area.