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Great country drive

Took the cotton trail drive around the St George region and Beardmore Dam was one of the spots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Morayfield, Australia
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Visited here about 20 years ago and remember being impressed. Looks like a great place to visit on... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Celia G
Tamworth, Australia
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3 weeks ago
“Great country drive”
1 Jun 2018
“Disappointing ”
Take a trip to the outskirts of town to rest at the Beardmore Dam recreation area where you'll have the chance to spot a mob of kangaroos lazing around. Upstream from the Beardmore Dam is the point where the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers meet forming...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| 22km north of St George, St George, Queensland 4487, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the cotton trail drive around the St George region and Beardmore Dam was one of the spots along the way. Enjoyed the drive out of town to the dam, and wallabies and birds at the dam.

Thank Grammy1405
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here about 20 years ago and remember being impressed. Looks like a great place to visit on the way in. However you can’t see anything from the visitors viewing area other than the dam wall. Didn’t have time to drive around to find the...More

Thank Celia G
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Nice drive out to the dam but...the viewing platform is below the dam wall. Being short even cambering up to the top the view is restricted. Lovely picnic area.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We enjoyed our drive out to the dam. Be a good place for a picnic - just not this visit for us. Would have enjoyed either walking up onto or driving onto the dam but the entry was closed

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

In this part of the world, water matters, a lot. The dam supplies water to a big community and supports life in this dry region. Fantastic engineering on the wall and sluises. Worth while to visit when in the area.

Thank HenkvanZyl
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

On the way to this place, please mind the road as many kangaroo will try to cross the road. This has an excellent view. We visited in the afternoon. Maybe morning will have better lighting for those who are seek to take pictures.

Thank Alif M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Just another dam, but the grounds are lovely for a picnic. Spillway was working when we were there after the rains from Cyclone Debbie so the river was following. It would be hot in the summer.

Thank BrisbaneRaewyn
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This dam receives seasonal rain and the dam is very low at present. Worth a visit, big park grounds and good barbecue facilities. Toilets available and bitumen road all the way. Accessible towing caravan.

Thank Nev D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very important Dam for the area. Lovely scenery. Impressive when the river is running. Not far from town good fishing.

Thank Vanessa Q
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Take a drive out of town to check out the recreation spot of EJ Beardmore Dam. Relax and spot the kangaroos and birds.

Thank Jeanette N
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Bette W
11 August 2018|
Response from Companion769222 |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. There is no camping allowed at the Beardmore Dam itself, but you are free to camp with a dog at a place on the way to the Beardmore Dam. The directions are: travel approx 14km north of St... More