Lake Yarrunga ( Tallowa Dam ) - Kangaroo Valley / Nowra.
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.
Dam Fact Box
Valley / Nowra
River / Shoalhaven River
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.
Dam Water Level link - Sydney Catchment Authority
Tallowa Dam to Fossickers Flat - Article by Paul Ellis / Steve
Lake Yarrunga / Tallowa Dam Map