Eungella Dam is 120 kilometres west of Mackay and is one of Queensland''s more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella Dam was constructed in 1969 for irrigation and hydro-electric power, Eungella Dam holds 131 000 megalitres of water at an average depth of 14.7 metres and has a surface area of 890 hectares at full capacity.
It is renowned for producing extra oversized Sooty Grunter and more recently Barramundi. The local stocking group, Mackay Area Fish Stocking Association stock the dam with Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, and Sleepy Cod Barramundi. The dam offers no boating restrictions, however no boat ramps are provided. Smaller boats can be launched at one of the designated areas.
Camping is available with facilities such as cold showers, toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and playground provided. Camping permits can be obtained by contacting Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Accommodation is also available 25 kilometres away at the Broken River Mountain Retreat or a further 10 kilometres on at Eungella Chalet.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Eungella Dam.Visit Website
BBQ Facilities, Car park, Child Activities, Public Toilet, Shaded Area
Birdwatching, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing - Estuary
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