Enoggera Reservoir

Enoggera Reservoir

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South East Queensland. Brisbane suburb The Gap

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Class: Flat water

Level: Seqwater

Gauge: Enoggera Dam

Shuttle: A marked track from the lower car park leads about 200m down to a canoe launch area.

Character: The reservoir itself is quite small and a return trip to the furthest navigable limit of the Enoggera Creek arm is likely to take paddlers little more than an hour.

Suits: All water craft

Enoggera Dam sits on Enoggera Creek abutting the northwestern Brisbane suburb of The Gap. Constructed in 1866, Queensland’s first significant dam is open to limited water-based activities including swimming, fishing and paddling.

A walking track that encircles the reservoir is part of an extensive network of tracks and trails in the southern section of the D’Aguilar National Park. The surrounding hills are attractively forested and the riparian zone becomes noticeably lusher as you approach the more confined headwaters of the catchment.

The reservoir itself is quite small and a return trip to the furthest navigable limit of the Enoggera Creek arm is likely to take paddlers little more than an hour. Other exploratory opportunities may be limited by the water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds that can often choke up the smaller bays and inlets.

This is a pleasant venue and a valuable asset for local paddlers, although some may conclude that its small surface area makes it unworthy of travelling any real distance for.

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Putting In: QPWS Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre at 60 Mt Nebo Road, The Gap – observe gate hours on your way through. A marked track from the lower car park leads about 200m down to a designated swimming and canoe launch area. Pro-tip: Unless you have a lightweight boat you may find a canoe trolley useful here.

Taking Out: QPWS Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre at 60 Mt Nebo Road, The Gap – observe gate hours on your way through. A marked track from the lower car park leads about 200m down to a designated swimming and canoe launch area. Pro-tip: Unless you have a lightweight boat you may find a canoe trolley useful here.

Entry Date: January 15 2015

Verified Date: January 15 2015

Verified by: Acacia Canoe Sales and Hire

 

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