Glenlyon Dam, Stanthorpe

Glenlyon Dam, Stanthorpe

 

The paddle

 

Glenlyon Dam covers a surface area of 1800 hectares and an average depth of 4.3 metres. From your launch point at either boat ramps near the Tourist Park you have a number of options to design paddles to suit your requirements. You will need to return to your launch point at the end of your paddle.

 

How to get there

 

The Glenlyon Dam is located outside Stanthorpe.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

Given the size of the lake you need to consider the effect of winds and changing weather conditions.

 

As water skiing is a key activity on the lake care should be taken around water ski activities and especially near the boat ramp.

 

There are large areas of standing timber and submerged logs particularly in the upper reaches of feeder creeks.

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

You can tailor your paddles to the time that you have available. You can organise interesting paddles of 2 to 4 hours in duration.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

Glenlyon Tourist Park is suited in the lake area. The contact number is (02) 67375266.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Fishing. Wineries in the Stanthorpe area.

 

Other useful information

 

Fishing permit required for fishing in Glenlyon Dam.                             

A map of the area can be located  at: www.ausfish.com.au/fitzy/glenlyon.htm