Lake Lenthall is the main water supply for the Hervey Bay region and a great location for fishing or a family picnic. Public access is available daily from 6am to 8pm. There is an onsite ranger.
Please note, the access road to the lake is unsealed. There are camping and recreation facilities on site, but please be aware there is no drinking water available and domestic pets are not allowed.
To help ensure the Fraser Coast has a secure water supply to support its growing population, Wide Bay Water raised the height of the dam wall in 2007. This increased the lake’s capacity by nearly 10,000 million litres. Its previous capacity was 17,800 megalitres. It can now hold up to 29,500 megalitres.
Wide Bay Water used Crest Gates to increase the height of the dam. This approach won a High Commendation award from Engineers Australia in 2008. This award recognised the project’s innovation and benefit to the community.
For Blue-Green Algae levels please click here.
For more up-to-date Lake Lenthall levels, please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology.