A LAKE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY
The Hughenden Recreational Lake is a multiple-use lake shared by many users. From aquatic activities, such as boating and water skiing to non-motorised watercraft with canoe and kayak or take a stroll along the lake and enjoy this man-made lake. The lake is about 22 hectares (59 acres), with approximately 900m in length and up to 400m at its widest point. It’s about the size of 35 football fields.
Fishing at Hughenden Recreational Lake
If you’re into fishing, you’ll be pleased to know that the fishing jetty is located on the southern edge of the lake with amenities and shelter close by. In January 2020, Australian Native Fish Enterprises with the help of the local community, released 15,000 Sooty Grunter fingerlings, 15,000 Sleepy Cod fingerlings and 5,000 Red claw yabbies into the Hughenden Recreation Lake. So, you can expect to catch some a great range of fish and crayfish.
Swimming at Hughenden Recreational Lake
There is a designated swimming area, which is between Moran street and Mowbray street entrance, complete with a man-made beach area. While there is no lifeguard on duty, this area is safe for swimming. You can also enjoy the water feature in the garden area.
We know your furry friends are a part of your family too, and that’s why the Hughenden Recreational Lake Precinct is pet-friendly. Just make sure your pet is on a leash and clean up after them. There is an envirogreen degradable animal waste bag located near the playground if you need them for your pet.
The Hughenden Recreational Lake Precinct is a beautiful oasis in the heart of North West Queensland that has something for everyone. Whether you’re into fishing, swimming, boating, or just enjoying the outdoors, this man-made lake has it all. So, come out and enjoy a day relaxing in the sun by the lake with your family and friends.
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FESTIVAL OF OUTBACK SKIES
Hughenden Water Tower Art
Fossicking site (Showgrounds)
Great Western Hotel
Hughenden Guest House
Hughenden Country Music Festival
Hughenden Markets (CM Assoc)
Hughenden Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls
Historic Coolibah Tree & Surveyor's Peg
Flinders River Fish Sculptures
Darby the Dinosaur
Federation Windmill Rotunda
Returned Soldiers' Memorial Rotunda
Mutt - Full Bodied Replica of a Muttaburrasaurus
Flinders Discovery Centre
Hughenden Golf Frothies Wednesdays