Location: Clermont, Central Queensland
Article: Written by Michael Pugh; Imagery by Michael Pugh
Theresa Creek Dam is located 22 kilometres south-west of Clermont in Central Queensland. Known as the ‘oasis in the outback’, the dam was constructed in 1983 by Blair Athol Coal to supply water for the town of Clermont as increased mining activity boosted the towns population.
Owned by the Isaac Regional Council, the facility attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year, and is a popular spot for travelling ‘grey nomads’.
A future multi sport venue, the “Theresa Creek Dam Masterplan” is in the consultation and design stage at present. While popular, the dam is currently underutilised.
The dam offers toilets, showers, gas operated bbq’s, playground, boat ramps and on site kiosk.
For the avid fisherman, you can expect to catch golden perch (yellow belly), barramundi and redclaw. Fishing permits are required, except for red-claw catches (with a possession limit of 40)
Jet skiing and waterskiing are also popular sports at the dam. Scenic helicopter flights operate out of the dam on selected dates.
Camping fees are $15 per couple, per night with kids able to enjoy the dam and facilities free of charge.
For booking or general enquiries, visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/about-our-region/theresa-creek-dam or call (07) 4983 2731
How to get there
Theresa Creek Dam is 22 kilometres southwest of Clermont off the Peakvale Road.
From the Clermont-Alpha Road turn south on Tropic Street.
After 1.2km turn right into Copperfield Road which then becomes Rubyvale Road.
After 7km turn right into Peakvale Road which becomes Percy Albert Drive and takes you into the camping area.