"Swim in irrigation lake Waduk Widas" Madiun Things to Do Tip by theo1006
Madiun Things to Do: 2 reviews and 10 photos
Waduk Widas is a vast irrigation lake with recreational area. Like Waduk Wonorejo in Tulungagung residency it is managed by the state water company Jasa Tirta I. However, it is much less developed and visited. The water is clean, as evidenced by the other name the lake goes by: Waduk Bening (Clear Lake).
So it is possible to have a swim and picnic here without being disturbed. We only met some villagers going about their business. Three of them came swimming across the lake with their clothes and luggage on a raft. They dressed and hopped on their bikes parked nearby. It was the shortest way to their work.
The site is vast and deserves some exploration. There is a mango grove, where mangoes are free for the picking (season: October-December). Hunting is not allowed and we saw lots of birds.
On holidays you can expect some local visitors, but they concentrate near the Jasa Tirta office where there is a playground with a few foodstalls and boats.
Our photo's show the lake at its lowest, because it was the end of the dry season.
Address: Kecamatan Saradan, Kabupaten Madiun
Directions: On the road Madiun-Nganjuk, 40 km east of Madiun. So actually closer to Nganjuk (16 km) than to Madiun. The entrance is at a teak forest west of Bagor village, on the north side of the road and well indicated.
More Things to Do in Madiun (1)
More Reviews (5)
theo1006's Related Pages
Explore the World
Have you been to Madiun?Share Your Travels