Saldus Lake is situated to the north of the city of Saldus and Riga-Saldus motorway. Its shore is both slanted and steep - the latter is especially true of its southern part, where the 12m high Saldus Castle Mound is located.
The south-eastern part of the lake is densely overgrown and inaccessible. The northern shore is used as a swimming-place. The lake owes its picturesque scenery to its location in the valley and the surrounding hills. A small Vēršādas River (down from Saldus Lake called Kaļķupīte) flows into Saldus Lake proceeding further into the Ciecere River.