Lake Francis - QLD

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -19.929214 138.116867
DMS: 19º 55' 45.17" S 138º 07' 0.72" E
UTM: 54 K 7793762mN 198176mE
Altitude: 225.27m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

864.15kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1549 km (17 hours 42 mins)

Address & Contact

Lake Francis
Camooweal QLD 4825
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Lake Francis is really a billabong, or deep hole, in the Georgina River just a few kilometres West of Camooweal, over the bridge, then turning South off the Barkly Highway along the riverbank. It has abundant birdlife, and lilies add colour to the Lake. There are several shaded campsites suitable for CamperTrailers and Caravan. Locals report that there are fish and yabbies in the Lake. Campers need to be totally self sufficient as there are no facilities (toilets/potable water etc.) in the area.
In time, I will add photographs to my blogs, including Lake Francis.
A small general store/PostOffice, and Hotel is located in the township. The Drovers Association to the East of Camooweal has a museum of sorts which is well worth a visit, particularly if interested in cattlemen and drovers in Western Queensland.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Camooweal at 09/12:30pm EST
Distance from Lake Francis 0.88km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
26.1°C23.6°C32%8.1°C1017.3hPa0.0mmENE11km/hr
6knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Camooweal Township
Distance from Lake Francis 0.88km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.336.235.233.028.925.925.828.432.335.837.538.1
Mean Min. °C24.323.721.718.013.49.88.810.915.219.522.323.8
Mean Rain mm99.193.254.914.411.09.85.52.85.914.129.361.8

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