Sentarum Lake National Park is an area of interconnected seasonal lakes. Located is a remote area of Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Borneo. Sentarum lake has a long history of human settlement, up to some hundred years ago the area was in habited by various ethnic group visiting the lake in the dry season fish and return to the village afterwards. Overtime small groups began to settle in hamlets as they exists to this day.
Their extensive knowledge of the local ecosystem has ensured the ability to sustain and protect the local environment.
Sentarum lake also plays an important role in settlement along the Kapuas River. Main cities such as Putussibau, Sanggau, Sekadau, Sintang and the provincial capital Pontianak depend strongly on the lakes as the heart of water system in upper West Borneo.