Leslie Lake, Warwick

                                           Leslie Lake, Warwick   

 

The paddle

 

Lake Leslie covers a surface area of 1250 hectares and an average depth of 8.4 metres. From your launch point either at the boat ramp or in the washpool area near the camping area 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

 

Just 13 kilometres west of Warwick is Leslie Dam, only a short distance off the Cunningham Highway. The lake is an inland mecca for the water sports of boating, skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming. Picnic and barbecue facilities are set in the picturesque surroundings below the dam wall, and camping areas for longer stays.

 

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.

 

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 many large boulders around the fringes of the lake and some standing timber in the upper reaches of Sandy Creek so care should be taken when navigating in these areas.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

There is a camping area at Lake Leslie. Contact the Warwick Tourist Information Centre on (07) 4661 3122 for more information.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Fishing, activities in Warwick and surrounds.

 

Other useful information

 

Information on Lake Leslie can be located at:

 

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

 

A map of Lake Leslie can be accessed at:

          

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

 

Maps of the region can be accessed from:

 

http://www.warwick.qld.gov.au/shire_region/maps.htm