The water has a surface area of 27 ha and the land 8 ha. Nowadays, many birds can be spotted here, such as the Great Crested Grebe, the Graylag Goose and many other species.
This gravel lake is a great place for walking and cycling. From the Mussenberg in Neer you have a beautiful view over the Maas and the Rijkelse Bemden and you can walk further between the beautiful meadows. A beautiful walking route that comes along the Rijkelse Bemden is the walking route Beesel: Between Mortel, Maas and Swalmdal. Furthermore the gravelplas de Rijkelse Bemden are also suitable for fishing.