Waduk Sumbersuko in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province


More interesting vacation spots occur in Nganjuk Regency. These days, tourists are interested to visit Waduk Sumbersuko, which is located in Bagor Sub-District. This serene water reservoir resides in Ngumpul Village and the site is considered near to the downtown. From the downtown, tourists only need to head to the west. As for tourist activities, visitors usually come for enjoying the nuance. Also, these people enjoy several fun activities like fishing, photography, and camping. The serenity would impress everyone, without a doubt. This is why the site is known among both locals and outsiders.

The Nuance
As mentioned before, the nuance is considered peaceful and soothing. Thanks to lush trees and calm water. In terms of size, the water reservoir has a total area of around 4 hectares. It is said the depth is about 5 meters! The prime function is indeed to supply locals’ water necessities especially irrigation. These days, though, it also becomes a nice place to spend a family recreation. Along the way to the site, tourists may see lots of eucalyptus oil trees as well. They can drop by and take photos of those trees before reaching the water reservoir, therefore.

Exploring Waduk Sumbersuko
Due to the increasing popularity, Sumbersuko Water Reservoir has become one of the most significant tourist sites in Nganjuk Regency. Thus, everyone should not miss the chance to visit it later. The size is wide enough, in fact. Also, the calm water would sooth everyone even though tourists are not allowed to swim in it. As an alternative, visitors can simply sit by the reservoir and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. For the best nuance, it should be done early in the morning, though.

Aside from sightseeing and relaxation, Waduk Sumbersuko offers other allures. For example, it is related to history. It is said the local government has planted tons of trees in that area for the sake of reforestation. It was done in 2010. Thanks to the effort. The site becomes greener and fresher! The air is clean and the wind is breezy. What can beat these? As for tourist activities, many people (especially locals) often come to the site for fishing. They carry their fishing rod and choose the right spot to fish.

Another popular thing to do in Waduk Sumbersuko is camping. The only consideration is the permission. Tourists need to talk to Perhutani or local government before building a tent in that area. Have no worries. Those people are friendly, so everyone would be able to enjoy camping comfortably. The nuance is perfect to spend the night in nature, too, actually.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kendil Jatisari Peak
  • Sheikh Suluki Tomb
  • Taman Pintar

How to Get There
A trip to Nganjuk Regency would take around 2 hours and 3 minutes from Surabaya City (the capital of East Java Province), as the distance is 112 km. The first recommended route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, tourists only need to take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and head to the downtown right away. The last thing to do is to reach Bagor Sub-District where the water reservoir is located. The distance is 13.2 km, so this trip would take about 39 minutes. As the best route, it would be Bengawan Solo Street.

Where to Stay

  • Istana Hotel
  • Wilis Indah Hotel



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