Lake Proserpine | The Whitsundays, QLD - The Whitsundays QLD
The Whitsundays, Queensland.
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Lake Proserpine (aka Peter Faust Dam) is located just 30 minutes from the charming town of Proserpine and is an ideal spot for camping, water sports and freshwater fishing. In fact, Lake Proserpine is renowned for having more barramundi over a metre in length than any other impoundment in Australia! Also, don't forget to bring your crab pots, there is plenty of Redclaw crayfish to be caught.

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With the combination of long summers and mild winters, thanks to The Whitsundays tropical climate, the dam has no closed barra season and can be fished all year round. It is also annually restocked with over 20,000 barramundi fingerlings. The submerged branches and structure surrounding the lake make it the ideal spot for other species like sooty grunter, sleepy cod and saratoga. Local fishing tackle stores and guided trips are available all year round.

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Lake Proserpine has recently undergone a major upgrade to its recreational facilities and has never looked better! Stage one is now complete, bringing with it a free 72-hour lakeside camping facility as well as three pontoons to fish directly off the bank and assist with boat ramp activities, new car parks, toilets and showers, improved roads and two washdown bays. Fire pits and your furry friends are also allowed at the campgrounds. All of these conveniences, in addition to the already established concrete boat ramp, tables and chairs, BBQ facilities and toilet amenities in the day-use areas, aims to make your camping experience at Lake Proserpine as seamless as possible.

All of this lies a short drive from the tropical resort town of Airlie Beach. The perfect place to base yourself to experience the famous Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. So, once you've taken in the gorgeous hinterland, there are 74 island wonders to explore and so much more!

*Please note fishing from the banks of Lake Proserpine is only permitted within the recreational area of the lake.    

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