Ahh the serenity at Lake Lenthall, near Maryborough, Queensland

Michelle and Heatley relaxing at Lake Lenthall near Maryborough, Queensland
Michelle and Heatley relaxing at Lake Lenthall near Maryborough, Queensland

We had a fab night here! Lake Lenthall is a budget priced camp near Maryborough, Queensland.

You’ll meet Ranger Rob – who was so helpful and full of knowledge. He and his wife were out today whipper snipping. They live onsite and really do take pride in the campground – it shows! The lawn was well tended, and the gardens looked lovely.

Ranger Rob - Lake Lenthall near Maryborough QLD Sept 2022
Ranger Rob

Every day, he opens the gate around 6am and closes it about 8pm. It is only 4 km from the grounds, but it is a rough, slow-driving road!

Lake Lenthall near Maryborough QLD Sept 2022

Built in 1984, Lake Lenthall is the main water supply for Hervey Bay, which is why there are signs for no swimming. It is the catchment for 6 creeks, including nearby campsite Wongi Waterholes – and the headwaters for the Burrum River system.

  • No dogs or campfires but waterfront! (Birdlife was amazing – there is a protected quail in the bush. Huge heron like birds occupied the area – they did get a bit noisy through the night.
  • Bring your kayak or boat – you can’t motor more than 6 knots/hour so there is no noise from jet skis or water skiing. Just some hopeful fishers!
  • Catch a barra! Rob said this was the most southern dam stocked with barramundi. There weren’t biting yet for the season, but it starts soon.
  • Budget priced (holiday rates were $28.50 for a couple, but it is normally $11 per person).
  • Limited numbers – so if you are thinking about it, book now!
  • There are toilets near the campground and boat ramp, then at the top day use area you’ll find another amenity block with cold showers, toilets and a sink area for washing up. There are 2 electric BBQs here as well, along with the pergola area and office.
  • Bring the mosquito repellent or they will carry you away! They did not hassle us until sundown. But what a sunset it was over the water. We’ll be back to this little council run gem.
  • Check out the viewing platform near the dam wall – and the Seaview Ranges.

Book ahead – there is a maximum of two nights. Find it in the Camps App and guides. Directions are in the App – don’t put it in your GPS! Rob says, it will lead you astray… Enjoy displays of gorgeous grevilleas on show right now, through the forestry roads.

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