in 1973, Dartmouth Dam impounds the waters of the Mitta
Mitta River about 24km from the township of Mitta Mitta
in north eastern Victoria. When full, the dam stores 4,000,000
megalitres of water from the alpine areas of Victoria.
Fishing Fish present:
Maquarie Perch, Trout Cod, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Lake Dartmouth is a popular fishing destination for both
brown and rainbow trout and also contains Victoria's largest
population of Macquarie Perch - a fish now listed as vulnerable.
There are good boat launching facilities but, while motor
boats can be used, water skiing and house boating is not
permitted. Boats are required to keep at least 700 metres
away from the dam wall.
Camping (with limited facilities) is permitted in designated
areas around Lake Dartmouth. The track from Sassafras
Gap to the Eustace Creek camping area can be accessed
by car, although a four wheel drive is recommended in
wet conditions. The two other camping grounds can be reached