- Boat launch
- Swimming (Outdoor)
- Water Sports
Atkinson's Dam was a natural lagoon prior to the construction of the wall in 1970. It has a surface area of 550 ha and holds some 30 500 ML of water for irrigation purposes.
Where once there were only Spangled Perch, Tandans & Eels on offer for anglers; however the local fish stocking group SWFSA plan to make this location a hotspot for freshwater sport fishing in southern Queensland by stocking large numbers of Saratoga in a bid to create a breeding population. SWFSA are also eagerly awaiting "new species for stocking" to become available such as Big-Eye Trevally, Australian Tarpon (Ox-Eye Herring), Jungle Perch and/or Mangrove Jack.
There are no boating restrictions here but only 15 powerboats are allowed on the water at any time.
There are excellent facilities available at the Atkinson Dam Waterfront Caravan Park. Permanent & Overnight vans, cabins, powered and bush camping sites and a bush kitchen are available. Your hosts Evelyn & Noel Tumney will make you feel at home. They have their own boat ramp that is commonly the only usable ramp during lower water levels. Pets are welcomed & the kiosk has most of your every day needs. Fuel will soon be available on site. Day visitors welcome. For enquiries telephone 07 5426 4151
We visited a second time and everything is much much better. Well done to the owners who have taken such pains to put it right.
wish we had read the other reviews before we wasted our money. Yes the location and views were great (loved that) but as for Amenities ( if thats what u call them) utter FILTH is all we can say, and yes dont believe the price on the internet as they are dearer, grass up to our knees,rubbish full and laying around, no water on first day,no loo paper 2nd day, watched them clean the loos with ONE cloth for all toilets(that worked) and same cloth for hand basin! its a real shame as it could be or FROM WHAT WE WERE TOLD BY OTHERS was a loverly park but has changed hand in the last 12mths and has runnnn down to what it is today , wont return unless new people take over and cleaned up
This the worst caravan park we have stayed at. It is very untidy
due to the permanant resident's. It needs a upgrade. The facilities
were shocking. No hot water for shower and toilet were not clean.
Rubbish bins were full and full when we left. It is a nice outlook, but
we are sorry it is a hole to stay there and is priced very high
considering the facilities. We should have asked for our money
back, we will not be returning to this caravan park.