The Vidraru Dam was built on the Arges River in 1965 being the first barrage build in Romania. It's an arch barrage with high level of 166,60 m and the length of his wall is 305 m. The thickness of the barrage at the bottom in 25 m and at the top 6 m. The lake , in good conditions has an area of 870 hectars and 465 milions of square meeters of water.
At the line of the barrage, in the top of the prismathic tower stands the monument of electricity, a huge Prometeu , the opera of a famous sculptor, Constantin Popovici . The water of the lake it is used for the production of electric energy . the road DN7c follows the left side of the lake.
The Vidraru Dam became the perfect place of the extreemers. Here it's been amaneged the most high piste for bungee jumping lancing. On the summer time those who love this sport can jump with the elastic rope of 166 m . For details and reservations, call Michael Mandreanu - phone 0721 479 746 ( jumps may be made only by appointment phone ).
On the lake circulates some boats, you can ride on a cruise , you can ride with the hydrobicicle or you can rent some paddles and go fishing.
On the right side it's a secondary paceful road DN7c but with a high deterioration risc , prefered by motocicleriders. You can arrive at this road following the tunnel that leads next to the barrage .
Weekend tourists, near the car rides near the Vidraru Dam or upper, at Balea lake, they can go down with the snowboard or with the skyes , on the screeds of snow of he slope on the top of the balea lake. And for those that don't have problems with the heart cand do somenting more special like: bungee jumping of the Vidraru Dam.