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Atkinsons Dam - Coominya. Qld

Atkinsons Lagoon was a shallow natural lake prior to the construction of the Atkinsons Dam wall in 1970.
It has a surface area of 550 ha and holds some 30 500 ML of water for irrigation purposes.

Where once there were only Spangled Perch, Tandans & Eels on offer for anglers; however the local fish stocking group SWFSA have made this location into a hotspot for freshwater sportfishing in southern Queensland by stocking large numbers of Saratoga in a bid to create a breeding population.

While not confirmed if these fish are breeding as yet, Atkinsons Dam has suffered from extremely low water for some years from a prolonged drought.
This not only has put the breeding of the saratoga under threat, but the very survival of the many fish released into this location is in doubt.

There are no boating restrictions here but only 15 powerboats are allowed on the water at any time. There is a concrete boat ramp at the main recreation area near dam wall and another at the Lakeside Caravan Park (requires key for boom gates).

here are excelent facilities available at the Atkinson Dam Waterfront Caravan Park. Permanent & Overnight vans, cabins, powered and bush camping sites and a bush kitchen are available. Your hosts Evelyn & Noel Tumney will make you feel at home. They have their own boatramp that is commonly the only usable ramp during lower water levels. Pets are welcomed & the kiosk has most of your every day needs. Fuel will soon be available on site. Day visitors welcome. For enquiries go to the Accommodation Page

Related Links:

Purchase Stocked Impoundment Permit on-line - QDPI&F
Water Level Link

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