Chinchilla Dam Queensland

Chinchilla Dam is a wonderful place to camp.

There is an area with free power for caravans and trailors and also an area for daily and recreational  visitors.

The dam is a popular site for boating and fishing. There are toilets and a washing basin but no potable water, so take your own. I have stayed here a couple of times now whilst driving through back home from Emerald. It is a beautiful spot and very popular with travelers on the road.

 

Chinchilla is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Chinchilla had a population of 3,681.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinchilla,_Queensland

The town (approximately 300 kilometres west-northwest of Brisbane) was established in 1877. As the railway pushed west across the Darling Downs from Toowoomba and Dalby, the banks of Charley’s Creek seemed an ideal place for a town.

Agriculture is the mainstay of the community, with beef and pork production, wool growing, and horticulture traditionally underwriting the local economy. However, with the recent resources boom, the Kogan Creek Power Station (and other coal and gas projects) have begun to inject welcome cash into the town and Chinchilla is experiencing mass growth and development. House prices in Chinchilla have boomed as a result of the need to house new workers.[2]

Chinchilla is known as the ‘Melon Capital of Australia’, and plays host to a Melon Festival every second year in February – the next is to be held in 2013.

Chinchilla is one of the towns located on the Warrego Highway, which is a main highway leading out west to Charleville, and a popular tourist route. The mainstays of Chinchilla’s tourism industry are the Historical Museum, fishing and fossicking for petrified wood. ‘Chinchilla Red’ petrified wood is unique to the area, and known for its colour and quality.[7] The Chinchilla White Gum (Eucalyptus argophloia) is also unique to the area, and can be seen on some of the tourist drives which are marked around the region.

An accredited Visitor Information Center is located on the Highway.

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