Falls Dam ( Lake Tinaroo ). Atherton / Yungaburra. Nth Qld
Falls Dam was constructed in 1958 on Barron River. It holds 436
500 mega litres of water, has an average depth of 13 meters and
has a surface area of 3360 hectares.
The dam wall is mass gravity concrete construction that is 45
meters high, 533 meters long and 35 meters thick at the base.
Lake Tinaroo extends 15 kms upstream with a shoreline of approximately
Fishing species include: Archerfish, Bony Bream, Eel-Tailed Catfish,
Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Mouth Almighty, Northern Saratoga,
Sleepy Cod, Silver Perch, Snub Nosed Gar, Sooty Grunter and Redclaw
Crayfish. Tilapia were illegally introduced into Lake Tinaroo
and have established themselves. This pest species should be destroyed
The main drawcards to Tinaroo Dam are the Sooty Grunter (in excess
of 6 kg) and barramundi (recorded to 45 kg).
There are no boating restrictions with several concrete boat ramps
There are numerous camping and/or accommodation sites available
around the lake. See the Accommodation
Page for details.
include toilets, picnic tables, showers, kiosk, public telephone,
drinking water, food & fuel available.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish within