Eungella Dam Campground

Last Updated Jul 2014 | Originally suggested by No-Mad

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Huge area for camping on the banks of Eugella dam.

Basic amenities (long drop toilets) and cold water showers, as well as picnic tables and BBQs and a play ground.

Easy kayak launching from the foreshore, natural surroundings with plenty of shady sites.

The camping area is spread over acres of fairly open dam foreshore. It can get quite cool up here and is known for being a bit windy, so best to try a sheltered spot (facing away from dam).

It is pretty easy to find a sheltered spot, and there are plenty of trees around for shade.

Fires are permitted, however you will need to bring your own firewood. There are numerous fire rings around the camping area.


The dam is stocked with sooty grunter, barramundi and sarratoga. Try around structure for sooty grunter, and you won't be disappointed. The remains of drowned trees and around some of the larger rocks are the spots.

There are also good barrumundi to be had when the water is warm, but given the altitude, (about 550m) the water is a few degrees cooler than you would expect at this latitude so takes till later in the year to warm up.

The boat ramp is good quality and depending on the water level, will not cause any issues. Kayak fishing is a great way to fish this dam too, as you can get in among the trees or up the inlet to target spots the power boats can't easily get to.

Facilities and activities at Eungella Dam

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

$5 per night


Self serve booth at campsite.

How to book:

No bookings are required for Eugella Dam. Fees are paid at the self registration desk.


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


You are able to swim in the lake nearby.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

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Location information for Eungella Dam

This campsite is in Eungella Resevoir

Beautiful dam, in the hinterlands 120km west from Mackay with basic bush camping and excellent fishing.

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This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

Eungella Dam is about 2 hours west of Mackay via Eungella.

Take the Peak Downs Highway from Mackay and follow for about 8km till the sign to Eungella Dam (Eungella Dam Road) and follow this for about 70km to the small town of Eungella.

The road out to the dam is signed on the southern end of town and about another 24km.

View directions from Mackay to Eungella Dam in google maps

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