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Rocky Creek Dam, Lismore

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 35+ 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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  • I loved this vast space at Rocky Creek Dam! There are heaps of picnic and barbecue facilities with wood supplied, benches, tables and for families with kids - children's play equipment. Also, the dam ...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit and only 20mins from Lismore. There are open areas for kids to play, a basic playground and free BBQs. There are amazing views over the dam and beautiful shady natur...  read more »
  • We love going to rocky creek dam for a relaxing afternoon of walking through the bush, checking out the dam (great views) and picnicing in the sunshine. The drive out is very scenic. There is a playgr...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Awesome views, pure nature
  • A beautiful lake with a nice picnic area and some very pleasant grassy slopes. Seems to be a favourite of tour groups from Nimbin and I can see why.
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