Lake Lenthall is a great destination for a family barbecue, a spot of fishing and perhaps a peaceful bushwalk.
Visitors can enjoy the picnic area near the dam overlooking the lake. The lake attracts a plethora of native flora and fauna and bird-watching is a must. Look out for the rare Black Breasted Button Quail.
There is also a viewing platform above the spillway that can be accessed on foot.
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Short stay camping - up to three (3) days/two (2) nights - is permitted. The maximum number of campers at any one time is eighteen (18) plus up to six (6) self contained camper vehicles that have waste storage facilities.
The number of campers is limited to the capacity of the on-site sewage treatment facilities to protect the main drinking water source of Hervey Bay.
Lake Lenthall Camping Rules
- There is no electricity or drinking water available on site.
- Maximum 2 nights stay. Site check in time is 11am / Site departure time is 10am.
- Generators not permitted.
- No detergents to be used in the lake. Washing sinks are available behind the top toilets.
- Open fires are prohibited in the recreation area. Please remember your gas cooker.
- All food scraps and fish carcasses to be wrapped prior to placing in rubbish bins.
- Camping areas are to be kept clean and tidy at all times.
- No parking or driving on grassed areas.
- Noise to be kept to a minimum after 9.00 pm.
- Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children’s safety and behaviour within the camping/recreational area, children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to the amenities.
- It is the responsibility of all camp patrons to secure and make safe their own possessions.
- Domestic pets are not permitted at Lake Lenthall.
- There are no waste dumping facilities at Lake Lenthall.
Booking Fee - A non-refundable booking fee of 50% of the camping fee is payable at time of booking.
Booking a site
Places are limited so pre-booking of sites is required. To book a site visitors can contact the Lake Lenthall Ranger Office on (07) 4129 4833. Camping is also available at the nearby Wongi Waterholes (see Department of Environment and Resource Management). There are no public phones at Lake Lenthall. Nearest fuel, bait and tackle supplies are at service stations along the Bruce Highway.
Visitors need to bring their own drinking water.
Each year, the Fraser Coast Fish Stocking Association stock Lake Lenthall with fingerlings. Since 1984, almost 450,000 fingerlings have been released including: barramundi, Australian bass, golden perch (yellow belly) and silver perch.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Lenthall. These are available at Australia Post offices throughout Queensland, locally at the roadhouse a few kilometres north of the turn-off, on the Bruce Highway, or fishing supply stores in Hervey Bay and Maryborough. Alternatively, they can be purchased online from the Queensland Government at www.smartservice.qld.gov.au/services/permits/fishing/apply
More information can be obtained from the size, take and possession limits - fresh waters as published by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (phone 13 25 23).
The Site Rangers as authorised by Wide Bay Water Corporation reserve the right to evict any person contravening these Rules & Conditions, or the Recreation Management Plan and Camping Management Plan Rules and Regulations. Wide Bay Water Corporation reserves the right to increase site fees or change these rules and regulations without notification. The Rangers have the right to refuse site usage or entry to any person. Wide Bay Water Corporation shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect, or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party, as a result of, or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your access and use of Lake Lenthall and the Lake Lenthall Recreation Area.
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