camping alongside Burdekin dam

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 22:55
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Do any EO forum users know whether any bush camping is available or permitted anywhere alongside the Burdekin dam in Qld or is the only option the Caravan Park? There appear to be a few unsealed tracks which end at the dam perimeter but not sure whether they are private roads. Also we will be towing a 20 ft van.
We like to stay alongside the water, unload the tinny and leave it there where we can keep an eye on it when its not on the water? Many of the other dams we have visited during the past 4 weeks allow this.

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Reply By: Slow one - Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 06:04

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 06:04
Heather,
best to call SunWater 13 15 89. They manage the dam and will give you all the good oil on sites that will suit your needs. I think they do charge, but it isn't very much.
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Reply By: renfrew - Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 14:24

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 14:24
Hi Heather,

Checkout the current info in the following:-

http://www.explore-townsville.com/burdekin-dam.html

Plenty of red claw when we were there.

Cheers
JohnG
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Follow Up By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 21:06

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 21:06
Thanks John, that is very helpful.
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Reply By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 01:15

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 01:15
Hi Heather, there are signs near the boat ramp saying no camping and the rest of the area is private property, but van park is fine with good amenities. Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 05:35

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 05:35
Thanks Ray. That seems to be in conflict with the information in the information in the link in John's post above...thanks anyway. I will phone Sunwater before we go. Last time we stayed at the van park but it doesn't suit for us to stay there and leave the tinny etc near the boat ramp.
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 21:04

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 21:04
I emailed SunWater and received a reply today telling me that the only camping permitted is at the Caravan Park so Ray is indeed correct.
Thanks everyone who took the time to answer my questions.
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