Glenlyon Dam is open recreational purposes, for residents of Queensland. Social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines must be adhered to. Glenlyon Dam campground remains closed.
Whether you’re into fishing, water sports, camping or simply being out in nature, Glenlyon Dam near Mingoola, (about one hour west of Tenterfield), ticks all the boxes.
Regularly stocked with Golden Perch, Murray Cod and Silver Perch, Glenlyon Dam also yields spangled Perch and Eel-tailed Catfish. The dam is known for its big Murray Cod, which can be seen spawning in late winter and early spring.
There are no boating restrictions at the dam, making it popular with water skiers. Boats are available for hire from Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park, which also offers camping and cabin accommodation for those wanting to make the most of their visit. The kiosk at the Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park offers cold drinks, ice creams, snacks and fishing supplies.
The dam is surrounded by rolling hills and an abundance of wildlife, and is an ideal place to set up camp or visit for a walk, BBQ or picnic.
Glenlyon Dam is a moderate sized lake of 1800 ha holding 254 000 ML of water at an average depth of 4.3m. The dam level is variable as water is used for irrigation and recreational purposes. Irrigation season is from October through to March.
The Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre has reopened following closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The centre will be operating via a window service for the time being, and is staffed Monday to Saturday. Phone calls will be answered on Sunday.