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Rocky Creek Dam, Lismore

(4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Rocky Creek Dam is a minor rock fill clay core embankment dam across the Rocky Creek, located upstream of Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The dam's main purpose is to supply potable water for the region, including Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Evans Head and Alstonville. The impounded reservoir is called Rocky Lake.Location and featuresCommenced in 1949 and completed in April 1953, the Rocky Creek Dam is a minor dam located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, situated approximately north of Lismore. The dam is the principal component of the Rous Water bulk supply network for the region, experiencing population growth. The dam as built by Dayal Singh under contract to the Rous County Council.The dam wall is made up of about 80000t of rock, soil, clay and concrete and is high and long. At 100% capacity the dam wall holds back of water at AHD. The surface area of Rocky Lake is and the catchment area is which includes the Whian Whian State Forest, Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation area. The area was once used for logging but is now has a conserved and generally pristine catchment environment. The uncontrolled spillway is capable of discharging.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great views with walks of different levels. Our 3 and 6 year old grandchildren managed them quite well. The last time we were there, we saw two platypus playing in the rainforest ponds. Good barbq and...  more »
  • Beautiful surrounds, very restful and peaceful. Great views across the dam itself. Lovely walks over the dam wall as well as forested areas. Good undercover amenities. 
  • Visited for the annual Big Scrub Rainforest day. The area is so much better than it was years ago. Lots of regeneration and weeds removed. Must return soon. Keynote speech was by Bob Brown. Great venu...  more »
Google
  • Peaceful! Well maintained! Easy to get to. Beautiful! Goes without saying! Well worth the trip 💜💙
  • Nice place to relax and picnic. Very quiet
  • Cool track. I don't think it is really designed foe skateboards, better for bikes and walking.
  • Beauitful place restful
  • Picnic and well maintained grassy areas, great views over the dam. Walking tracks over the spillway and forest areas that surround.