Lake Coolmunda, Inglewood

Lake Coolmunda, Inglewood

The paddle

 

The lake covers approximately 1740 hectares and when full has an average depth of  4.3m.

 

Given the enclosed nature and size of the lake you can design a variety of interesting paddles in different directions.

 

The launch and return point is the boat ramp.

 

How to get there

 

Lake Coolmunda is situated 12 kilometres east of Inglewood on the Cunningham Highway.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

The Lake boasts some very pretty picnic spots along its shores. Excellent fishing can be enjoyed from either a boat or off the shore. Fresh water fishing sports are also abundant along the McIntyre Brook.

 

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.

 

You also need to watch for standing timber in different parts of the lake, which is a hazard.

 

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

 

Lake Coolmunda Camping grounds are a pristine camping area on the edge of Lake Coolmunda.

 

There is also Lake Coolmunda Caravan Park, which overlooks Coolmunda Dam. The contact phone number is: (07) 4652 4171.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Fishing, Goondiwindi, Inglewood.

 

Other useful information

 

There are many public fishing reserves throughout the shire; copies of a new fishing reserve map can be obtained from either the local fishing associations, tourism information outlets, at selected local businesses, or from the Council Shire Office. The fishing reserve map is included in the Inglewood Shire tourist pack.

 

Information on Lake Coolmunda can be located at:

 

http://www.inglewood.qld.gov.au/business/Fishing.shtml           

 

http://www.ausfish.com.au/fitzy/Coolmunda.htm           

 

A map of Lake Coolumunda can be accessed at:

          

http://www.ausfish.com.au/fitzy/images/coolmunda.jpg