on Doon Doon Creek, a trubutary of the Tweed River, Clarrie
Hall Dam has a storage capacity of 16,000 mega-litres of water,
is the major off-river water storage facility for Tweed Shire
and is capable of supporting the water needs for a population
of some 160 000 people.
Construction of the dam commenced in 1974 and was completed
The current cost of construction is estimated to be about $34
million, and annual maintenance costs about $100 000.
Hall Dam is stocked with Australian Bass. An annual fishing
competition is organised and run by the Australian Bass Association.
Recreation Area is perfect for photography, bird watching, nature
observation, environmental studies, picnicking and bush walking.
Swimming in the dam is not permitted nor is the use of boats
with petrol or diesel power.
Activities permitted on Clarrie Hall Dam include canoeing, boating
(electric motor, sail or paddle power only) and fishing.
Clarrie Hall Dam also supports several significant bird species,
including the comb-crested jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)
and the endangered Black Necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).
To protect water quality, only electric motors, sailboats and
canoes are allowed on the dam.
include electric and wood barbecues (wood supplied), shelter
sheds, picnic tables and chairs, toilets and a childrens
There are access points near the dam wall and at Crams Farm.
Dam is open during daylight hours only.
NSW Fishing licence is required to fish here.
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