Lake Surduc as seen from the dam.

Discover the Beauty of Lake Surduc

Published on June 1, 2024 by Zoltan Nyaradi

Lake Surduc is about 80 km from Timisoara, the capital city of the Banat region. This makes it a great spot for a day trip or a weekend getaway. The drive from Timisoara to Lake Surduc is scenic and enjoyable, taking you through beautiful countryside. Whether you are looking to relax by the water or explore nature, Lake Surduc is a perfect destination just a short drive away.

There are many ways to visit the beautiful Lake Surduc. If you are driving from Timisoara, the fastest route is to take the A1 highway. Near the village of Traian Vuia, you will need to exit the highway. After exiting, drive through the village and look for the sign pointing to Surduc, and make a left turn when you see it. From Traian Vuia, it is about 8 km to the Lake Surduc dam. This route is quick and easy, making your trip more enjoyable.

Also, it’s important to mention that this is a very popular destination, especially in the summer.

The scenery as seen from the dam

My first stop was at the dam, where you can see a large part of Lake Surduc. In the background, you can even spot the Poiana Rusca Mountains. Remember, walking on the dam is not allowed. You will see a few signs reminding you of this. But don’t worry, there are many places where you can enjoy the beautiful view. After spending a little time at the lake, I decided to drive to the shore of Lake Surduc for a closer look. The drive was short and scenic, leading to even more lovely spots to explore and relax.

The lake with the Poiana Rusca Mountains in the background.
Lake Surduc with the Poiana Rusca Mountains in the background.
The lake as seen from the dam.
A part of the lake as seen from the dam.
A part of the beautiful scenery.
A part of the beautiful scenery.

Near the lake

Before reaching the village of Fardea, I decided to turn left onto a road that goes down to the lake. The drive was peaceful and gave me a chance to see the area from a different angle. When I got closer to the lake, I took some photos of the beautiful scenery. Here are a couple of pictures showing the stunning views near the lake. The water looked calm and inviting, and the surrounding nature added to the peaceful atmosphere.

Private houses next to the shore.
Many private houses next to the shore.
Paddle boat on the lake.
Paddle boat on the lake.
The shore of lake Surduc.
The shore of lake Surduc.