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DAM

Eungella Dam

Part of the:

Bowen Broken Rivers

Water Supply Scheme

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General information

Scheme name
Bowen Broken Rivers
Stream name
Broken River
Lake name
Eungella Reservoir
Structure description
Earth and rockfill embankment
Algae Level
112,400
Storage capacity (ML)
1969
Year completed

History

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Visitor information

Thank you for visiting Eungella Dam and helping us keep our dam recreational facilities a fun and safe place to relax and have a good time.

Facilities

Boat ramp
Parking
Road access
Lookout
Picnic areas
Toilets
Rubbish bins
   BBQs
Treated water
Camping

Fishing

Fishing is not permitted within the buoy line, 200m upstream of the Eungella Dam wall. A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish at Eungella Dam. For more information, contact Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23.

Boating

Boating, skiing and other water activities are not permitted within the buoy line, 200m upstream of the Eungella Dam wall. For more information about what water activities are allowed at the dam, contact Maritime Safety Queensland on (07) 4944 3700.

Camping

Camping is available at Eungella Dam.

You will need to complete a Eungella Dam Camping Permit Form.  Completed permit forms can be mailed to Sunwater, PO Box 623, Moranbah QLD 4744 or submitted at the self-registration station at the camping area (located near the camping area toilet block).

Fees apply, and can be paid at the self-registration station or online using BPAY.

Please refer to the camping rules on the reverse of the Camping Permit document for a list of all camping rules. Maximum allowed stay is four weeks. For reasons of safety, camping is not permitted within five metres of the lake water line.

Camping is also available in the nearby Eungella National Park. For more information, visit Queensland national parks or phone 13 74 68.

Pets

For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, please keep your pet on a leash or restrained during your visit.

Rubbish

Help us keep all recreational areas clean and tidy by using the rubbish bins provided.  If rubbish bins are full please take your rubbish with you. Please also take any seafood rubbish with you to reduce odour.

Open fires and BBQs

Open camp fires are permitted at the Eungella camp ground unless fire restrictions are in place.  For current fire restriction information, visit Rural Fire’s website or phone the Mackay Rural Fire Service Area Office on 4965 6641.  Wood-fired barbeques are available at the Eungella Dam picnic area.

To report uncontrolled fire, please contact 000.

Antisocial behaviour

If you observe vandalism, antisocial behaviour or any illegal activities, please contact the Police immediately on 000.

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Safety information

Most injuries around dams and weirs are a combination of being in unauthorised areas, excess alcohol consumption, skylarking, not boating to dam conditions and general slips, trips and falls around recreation areas. Enjoy the surroundings of your local dam or weir and stay safe by looking out for potential hazards and risks.