Lower Usuma Dam, Abuja.

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Lower Usuma Dam Description

History of Lower Usuma Dam

Lower Usuma Dam.

This beautiful and picturesque dam is the fifth largest in the world and it is located on the Usuma Lake, a few minutes from Abuja.

Security/Safety of Lower Usuma Dam

This is a very safe location.

  • it won't be advisable to take a dip in the dam, even if you can swim.
  • What To Bring

    Before heading to Lower Usuma Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Depending on the sporting activity you fancy, come well suited
  • Bring your food and drinking water as there is no guarantee you can find such
  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Best Features

    Built in 1990, it is one of the four operating dams that supplies the city with drinking water. It holds 93 million cubic meters of raw water which flow to five water plants, where the water is treated before it is passed to Abuja. The water behind the dam is known as Wasser Reservoir. Apart from its main use, it also has facilities that could pass for tourist attraction such as Fishing, Bush bar settings, and lovely spots for picnics with a view of the Usuma Lake.

    Writer's Review

    It is a great place for picnics, hikes and other activities. You may go alone with loved ones or go with a tour group so you can be educated on the history of the dam and many interesting facts. You can climb some of the surrounding hills, or take a canoe ride on the lake if you are so inclined. Serene, with an incredible view of the lake, it is a pleasant place to just relax with family and friends, have a few drinks and take in the views.

  • I had a great afternoon driving here and walking around the dam. Great views, fresh air, and apparently quite safe too-Leepyne
  • I went to the dam with a friend who took me sight seeing. Though it is at the outskirts of town, the trip was worth the stress. That place is nature redefined. Very nice and good for romantic getaways. Thank God we had our food packed because there was no where around to even get a bottle of water-Daisy
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