Maroon Dam

Facilities and activities

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Maroon Dam is stocked by the Maroon-Moogerah Fish Management Association. The dam is stocked with Ausralian bass, golden perch, Mary River cod and silver perch. In 2017/18, 25,611 Australian bass and 21,241 golden perch were stocked from SIPS permit sales. A total of 447,912 Australian bass, 379,876 golden perch and 113,083 silver perch have been stocked in Maroon Dam from SIPS. Mary River cod have also been stocked into the dam from other funding sources.


Maroon Dam is located just over 20km west of Rathdowney. Fishing and watersports are popular activities at the dam. There are no vessel restrictions at the dam. Fishing is permitted along the shore of Slater Park and Maroon Dam Day Use Area and on the dam from vessels. Accommodation is available at the Lake Maroon Holiday Park, Maroon Dam and Camp Lake Fire. These camp grounds offer a range of options including cabins, lakeside houses, powered and non-powered sites. The facilities at the dam include toilets, barbeques, picnic tables and playgrounds. Dogs on leashes are permitted in the Maroon Dam Day Use Area. There are some scenic bush walking and mountain bike riding tracks close to the dam including Mount Barney and Mount Maroon.      

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