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Lake Yarrunga ( Tallowa Dam ) - Kangaroo Valley / Nowra. NSW

Tallowa Dam was constructed at the confluence of the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers in 1976 as a water for Sydney Catchment Authority.
It is a popular canoe / kayak destination and is gaining a repuation as a good fishery. With a new fishway in the planning stages it is hoped to restore wild bass populations to the upper reaches of the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers.

Tallowa Dam Fact Box
Nearest Town Kangaroo Valley / Nowra
River System Kangaroo River / Shoalhaven River
Construction Date 1976
Surface Area 83 hectares
Greatest Depth 20 meters
Capacity 110 200 mega litres






Australian Bass, Rainbow Trout, Maquarie Perch and eels are found in Lake Yurrunga.
Rainbow Trout and Bass are stocked.

No internal combustion motors or electric motors are permitted on Lake Yarrunga.
Paddle or sail power are permitted only.
There is a launching area near dam wall which is down a steep bank making more suited to canoes / kayaks than small tinnies.

Camping is permitted at Tallowa Dam camping area (22km from Kangaroo Valley) and at Bendeela Camping area (8km from Kangaroo Valley)
Hotel / Motel style accomodation is available in Kangaroo Valley and Nowra. See Accommodation page for details.

Picnic shelters, toilets (with disabled access), BBQs, non-potable drinking water, firewood and bins are provided at Tallowa Dam. Ranger on site.
Facilities as above for Bendeela camping area with exception of no swimming, pets or fires at Bendeela.

Related Links
Fishing Reports & Feedback
Tallowa Dam Water Level link - Sydney Catchment Authority
Kayaking Tallowa Dam to Fossickers Flat - Article by Paul Ellis / Steve Ahern

Lake Yurrunga / Tallowa Dam Water Level Guage / Graph

Lake Yarrunga / Tallowa Dam Map

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