This pretty dam was once the water supply for the Shannon Mill and town.

Water for the once-thriving town of Shannon and its timber mill was drawn from the Shannon River. The river often dried up in summer so a dam was built upstream of the mill site in 1949 to ensure summer water supplies.

Enjoy a range of recreational activities here including canoeing/kayaking, swimming, cycling and bush walking.

Need to know

No pets allowed

Park Entry Fee

Standard park entry fees apply for Shannon National Park


No toilets at this location. Follow Leave No Trace principles. The nearest unisex accessible toilet is located at Shannon Picnic Area. This toilet is located about 50 metres from the nearest car park and is reached over compacted gravel and sand that has been topped with woodchips.