on Doon Doon Creek, a trubutary of the Tweed River, Clarrie
Hall Dam has a storage capacity of 16,000 mega-litres
of water, is the major off-river water storage facility
for Tweed Shire and is capable of supporting the water
needs for a population of some 160 000 people.
Construction of the dam commenced in 1974 and was completed
The current cost of construction is estimated to be about
$34 million, and annual maintenance costs about $100 000.
Hall Dam is stocked with Australian Bass. An annual fishing
competition is organised and run by the Australian Bass
Recreation Area is perfect for photography, bird watching,
nature observation, environmental studies, picnicking
and bush walking.
Swimming in the dam is not permitted nor is the use of
boats with petrol or diesel power.
Activities permitted on Clarrie Hall Dam include canoeing,
boating (electric motor, sail or paddle power only) and
Clarrie Hall Dam also supports several significant bird
species, including the comb-crested jacana (Irediparra
gallinacea) and the endangered Black Necked Stork
To protect water quality, only electric motors, sailboats
and canoes are allowed on the dam.
include electric and wood barbecues (wood supplied), shelter
sheds, picnic tables and chairs, toilets and a childrens
There are access points near the dam wall and at Crams
Dam is open during daylight hours only.
NSW Fishing licence is required to fish here.
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