Lake Inverell was formed in 1938, when the dam wall across the Macintyre River just upstream of Inverell was completed, and was Inverell''s water supply until 1983.
Lake Inverell Reserve is now a peaceful aquatic sanctuary close to town . The area is home to a large variety of birds, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies and waterbirds, and is a popular area for barbecues, walking, birdwatching and fishing. Dogs are permitted on a lead.
There are two walking tracks provided. Lake Inverell Walk is a three kilometre return trip, easy grade walk. Keen walkers can continue on the Barayamal Walk, which passes through Barayamal National Park, and is a medium grade walk for six kilometre returning to the picnic area. Dogs are not permitted in Barayamal National Park.
Barbecue and picnic areas are available for your use and fishing is permitted in the lake.Visit Website
Access With Assistance for the Disabled, BBQ Facilities, Car park, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area
Animal Viewing, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Canoeing, Fishing - Estuary, Kayaking
Fishing, Flora/Fauna, Lakes/Rivers/Dams, Nature based, Wildlife