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Usma - Puze lake

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Seasonality: spring, summer, autumn


Complexity: This is a Class 1 route. There are no technically complex segments in this route. It's easy to cope with all available types of boats – canoes, kayaks, catamarans and inflatable boats.

Photo: Ozoldangas campsite. Competitors at Ultra-Marathon 2004

Extended Engure route – 2 days including Usma lake in one and /or Puze lake (+7,5 m till first bridge) in other end. This is the route to enjoying nature along small and snaky river.

Recommended division of route is as follows; Tirkuša – Ozoldangas for the first day and the whole Engure section for the second day. In this case problems with car parking, place to stay for night and carrying too much stuff with you become resolved as everything except outfit for current day can be left in Ozoldangas. In means of time the second day of trip is a bit hastile, but the first – relaxing.

Route is proper for fishing, but there are less fish as you move away from Usma lake.


When taking this route it has to be considered, that the part of the Usma lake Luziķērte, from which falls out Engure river belongs to the Moricsala Nature Reserve. Presence here is allowed only with special permissions from related authorities.


Permissions are issued by Administration of the Slitere Nature Reserve in Dundaga, however we do not remember, they've actually done this. It is considered, that authorities will not have objections if you stay on waterline Usma – Engure outfall. So, keep the course!


Places to see :
Only few along this route, and distant from river. Enjoy the nature! On the way back you can visit Church of Ugale.


Transportation and reach of the route: There is a bussy bus traffic on Riga - Ventspils track.


New for 2007! For this route are available Azul Krypton touring kayaks.


Engure (description of the river)

Photo: Engure embossomed

Photo: Engure outfall into Puze lake


Technical data of the route

Starting point: A10 (Riga - Ventspils) road bridge over Tiruksha river

finish: Puze lake

Length of route : 34km

Length by road : 29km or, if you cross Puze lake, 50km;

Distance from Riga : 154km

Slope of the river in route : 8.1m

Duration: 9-10h (2 days)

Obstacles: Ugāle hydro-electric station (boat has to be carried around it), windfallen wood, crosswind in Puze lake.


Campo rental offers

Šo maršrutu veikt ar:

 Cena, Ls 
Kanoe 3-v.(2+2 bērni) LOXIA39.00
Kanoe 2+1 viet. RANGER-1639.00


Enclosed in offer : Rent of the boat, paddles, life jackets, the boat-cart, transportation of rental equipment to the beginning of route and acceptance in finish;


Other services available for route:

Parking place for your car for duration of the trip.

Rental of extra inventory, for example life jackets for children, tents, sleeping-bags, dry-bags, stuff for portable cooking and other stuff can be rented apart by itself. See listing of available equipment.


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Campo club

Want to go on a trip by boat? Or looking for inventory, may be for fellow travellers? We can help with this! See our inventory or event sections and find most suitable equipment or most challenging event. In our discussions section you will find out other paddlers opinions and perhaps a good company for a river trip. Have a nice time out of the city!

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