Burdekin Dam (Lake Dalrymple)

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Burdekin Dam (Lake Dalrymple) is stocked by the Burdekin Fish Restocking Association Inc. The dam is stocked with barramundi. In 2017/18, 19,000 barramundi were stocked from SIPS permit sales. A total of 874,305 barramundi have been stocked in Burdekin Dam from SIPS.


Burdekin Dam is the largest dam in Queensland. The dam is located about 100km south of Charters Towers. There are no vessel type restrictions on the dam. Accommodation is available at the Sunwater operated camp ground. The campground has powered and unpowered sites that do not require pre-booking. Facilities at the dam include toilets, barbeques and picnic tables. There is a lookout over the dam and tracks suitable for walking and bike riding.

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