Dam was constructed in 1983 for water supply to Toowoomba
It has a surface are of 515 hectares, holds 81 800 mega-litres
when full at an average depth of 15.8 meters.
There are natural populations of Spangled Perch, Eel Tailed
Catfish and Eels.
Stocked fish include Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Silver
Perch, Mary River Cod, Snub Nosed Gar and Saratoga.
Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at
There are gates open: September to April 6am to 8pm, May
to August 7am to 6pm. All water activities are not permitted
outside these hours (even for campers)
Entry is via a boom gate. An entry fee of $2.50 per vehicle
applies at Lake Cressbrook. The ticket machine accepts
coins only (10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2) and does not provide
Lake Cressbrook is open to all forms of boating, however
there is an 8 knot speed limit.
Camping is allowed at Lake Cressbrook and is on
a first come first serve basis with no facility
for campsite bookings with a limit of 14 consecutive
Camping fees are payable via a self-registration
system and charges (at time of writting) are:
fees are $7.90 per night per person (under 5 free)
or $31.60 for a family of two adults and any number
of children (under 18).
Fees are $7.10 per night per person for groups of
20 or more.
No firewood is available on site for purchase or
collection, so remember to take your own.
note that campers also need to pay the day use entry
fee for each vehicle and may access the campground
at all times of the day.
surrounds of Lake Cressbrook are a flora and fauna
reserve, no domestic pets are permitted on site.
further enquiries regarding access / camping / fees contact
Toowoomba Regional Council on 131 872