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Things to Do

Address: Usmas pagasts, Ventspils novads


GPS: 57.20832602521791, 22.151978015899658

Lake Usma, fishing, licences

It is a popular place for leisure, fishing and sailing. There is a unique inland water yacht harbor in Latvia. It is the fourth biggest lake in Latvia with seven islands.

The island Viskūžu is the biggest in Latvia, but Moricsala reserve is the second oldest (founded in 1912) in Europe. Ten rivers feed into Lake Usma. There is a nature reserve not far from the lake.

For those keen on a more active leisure time, the hosts of camp sites and guest houses offer to ride with a bicycle, take a boat or catamaran ride. Lake Usma is a wonderful place to fish. Its bed is uneven, muddy; in more shallow places banks are overgrown and sandy. Despite the depth of the lake there are a lot of fords. Basses, pikes, breams, roaches, zanders, rudds, tenches, eels, carps, and whitefish are living in the lake.

Fishing licences to fish in Lake Usma can be purchased in Usma Parish Council (during working days +371 29287631) or in the camp sites or guest houses.

You can check your strength, stamina and agility in “Godeļpola” fixed rope track that is several kilometers away; Mini Zoo residents in Desuciems wait for you to caress them.

If you like to ride a bicycle, there is an opportunity to ride around Lake Usma and the most adventurous people can take part in an exciting annual competition “Across Lake Usma” that takes place every year on the first Saturday in May.

Those who love nature can visit the observation tower on the Hill Ūdru, from which great scenery opens up, including a view of 15km long Lake Usma. 

Popular place of recreation is a facilitated place for swimming that is not far from Usma Wooden Church. 


All tourism objects of Usma parish available here:

Opening hours

/01.09.- 30.06./

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5) 

10:00-16:00 (6,7)

/01.07.- 31.08./

08:00- 19:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00- 18:00 (6)

10:00- 16:00 (7)

10:00- 15:00  (National holidays)



Address: 6 Darzu iela, Ventspils, LV 3601
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226

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