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Community access to state-owned dams and weirs

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Map of state-owned dams and weirs

Some of the dams and weirs are permanently closed to the public for safety reasons.

For referable dams, links to the emergency action plans are included in the map.

This map indicates which dams are open to the public:

  • the green marker indicates open
  • the red marker indicates closed.

Dams and weirs open to the public

Charles Lloyd Jones Weir

  • Located on the Alice River, Isisford Road, 15km south west of Barcaldine
  • GPS -23.6500 145.2166
  • Picnic area with BBQ, public toilets, fishing, pets allowed, water (not suitable for drinking)
  • Mobile reception
  • Big rig access

Copperfield River Gorge Dam (Kidston)

  • Located on the Copperfield River near Kidston, 60km south of Einasleigh
  • GPS -19.0360 144.1233
  • Overnight camping, gravel boat ramp, public toilet, water (not suitable for drinking)
  • Popular fishing spot

Corella Dam

  • Located on the Corella River 50km west of Cloncurry North
  • GPS -20.8372 140.0461
  • Fishing, gravel boat ramp
  • Public toilets and picnic shelters at Clem Walton Park 2km away
  • Poor mobile reception

East Leichhardt Dam

  • Located on private property on the East Leichhardt River between Mt Isa and Cloncurry, 30km east of Mount Isa
  • GPS -20.7885 139.7920
  • Four wheel drive access only
  • Gravel boat ramp and fishing
  • No mobile reception

Isis River Barrage

  • Located on the Isis River near Childers
  • GPS -25.2282 152.4482
  • Day use only
  • No facilities provided

Jumna Dam

  • Located on the tribute of Jumna Creek near the heritage town of Irvinebank, west of Herberton
  • Great location for fishing and recreation activities
  • Picnic shelter provided

Loudon Dam

  • Located on Gibbs Creek in the heritage town of Irvinebank, 20km west of Herberton
  • GPS -17.4287 145.2010
  • Public toilets, water (not suitable for drinking), hotel, fuel and limited supplies
  • No mobile reception

Nanango Weir

  • Located on Barker Creek, 7km north-west of Nanango
  • GPS -26.6501 151.9244
  • Day use only, no facilities
  • The weir is usually full, though long dry periods can affect water levels

Proston Weir

  • Located on the Stuart River, 5km south-west from Proston
  • GPS -26.2005 151.5735
  • Day use only, no facilities
  • No camping or power boating permitted
  • The weir is usually full, though long dry periods can affect water levels

Dams and weirs not open to the public

These state-owned government dams and weirs are permanently closed to the public for safety reasons.

  • Barambah Creek Weir (located on Barambah Creek)
  • Cressbrook Creek Weir (located on Cressbrook Creek near Toogoolawah)
  • Crooks Dam (located on Return Creek near Mt Garnet)
  • Glen Niven Dam (located on Four Mile Creek near Stanthorpe)
  • Kariboe Weir (located on Kariboe Creek near Thangool)
  • Left and Right Banks Slimes Dam (located on Crooks Dam, Mt Garnet)
  • Lower Cressbrook Creek Weir (located on Cressbrook Creek near Toogoolawah)
  • Mungungo Weir (located on Monal Creek near Monto)
  • Thangool Weir (located on Kariboe Creek near Thangool)
  • Tipton Weir (located on the Condamine River near Cecil Plains)
  • Wyndham Dam (located on Wyndham Creek near Mt Garnet, approximately 50km west of Ravenshoe and 20km north of Mount Garnet)

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