Eungella, Mackay Area
Eungella Dam is 120 kilometres west of Mackay and is one of Queensland's more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella Dam was constructed in 1969 to meet the requirements of a thermal power station at Collinsville and the town water supply of Collinsville and Scottsville.
From the township of Eungella, take the Eungella Dam Road past Broken River. The last portion of the drive is unsealed, where the landscape turns from rainforest into high country farms. Beware of wandering stock as cows roam free along this road.
The dam is stocked with Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, Sleepy Cod and Barramundi and is renowned for producing oversized Sooty Grunter. Fishing permits are required prior to arrival and can be obtained from Mackay Visitor Information Centre and various locations within the region. There are no boating restrictions for the dam and small boats can be launched from the boat ramp.
Camping is permitted in the area with facilities available such as cold showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic tables. Camping permits are required and can be obtained by contacting SunWater. A second block of public toilets and more picnic tables can be found across the other side of the water, near the dam itself.