Vidraru Dam: A concrete colossus in the heart of nature

The Vidraru Dam, located on the Transfăgărășan, will conquer you with its grandeur and the unique beauty of the reservoir. Built between 1960 and 1966, the dam is one of the largest in the country and offers a memorable panoramic view.

A spectacle of nature:

  • Imagine a concrete colossus 166 meters high and 305 meters long, dominating the Argeș river valley.
  • Admire the Vidraru reservoir, which covers an area of over 870 hectares, surrounded by the Făgăraș mountains.
  • Relax on the lakeside and breathe in the fresh mountain air, surrounded by wild and picturesque nature.
  • Discover the area's rich flora and fauna, with rare species of plants and animals.

A fascinating story:

  • Learn about the history of dam construction and its impact on the environment and local communities.
  • Visit the Vidraru hydropower plant and discover how green energy is produced.
  • Enjoy water sports and fishing on the reservoir, respecting local rules and regulations.
  • Explore the mountain trails in the area and discover the unique beauty of the Făgăraș Mountains.

Good to know:

  • Access:
    • By car: from Bucharest on DN1 to Pitesti, then on DN7C to Curtea de Argeș and on DJ703A to the dam (about 230 km)
    • By train: from Bucharest or Pitesti to Curtea de Argeș, then by local bus to the dam
  • Additional information:
    • There are guesthouses, hotels and restaurants near the dam.
    • There are opportunities for mountain hiking, mountaineering and other outdoor sports.
    • The area is famous for its culinary traditions and local produce.

Vidraru Dam is waiting for you to discover an oasis of peace and relaxation, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and an unforgettable experience!



Further information:

  • Vidraru Dam is the second highest dam in Romania, after Bicaz Dam.
  • Vidraru reservoir is an important tourist attraction, being included in the Transfăgărășan circuit.
  • In the Vidraru Dam area there are several nature reserves, such as Făgăraș National Park and the Bâlea Lac Nature Reserve.

We are waiting for you at the Vidraru Dam!