Dam was built on Sandy Creek to provide irrigation &
town water in 1977.
Built in 1977 on Sandy Creek, Kinchant holds 62 800
ML of water at an average depth of 6.8 m and has a surface
area of 920 hectares when full.
Fish stocked here are Sooty Grunter, Sleepy Cod and
since 2000, Barramundi. There are also breeding populations
of Fork Tailed Catfish, Eel Tailed Catfish, Spangled
Perch and Mouth Almighty.
* A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish here.
There are no boating or speed limit restrictions here,
thus is very popular with the water ski fraternity.
A concrete boat ramp is provided.
Camping is permitted. Fees apply.
get to Kinchant Dam, travel west from Mackay through
North Eton and follow the signs to the dam, which can
also be accessed via a bitumen and dirt road from Mirani,
past the Pioneer Valley Golf Course. At Kinchant there
is a park area overlooking the dam, ideal for picnics
with BBQs and toilets. It has a kiosk, licensed restaurant
Fish Stocking Group:
Mackay Area Fish Stocking Assn.