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Lake Julius
Australia QLD 4825
Lake Julius

Lake Julius


Lake Julius was formed following the construction of Julius Dam in 1976 for irrigation and town water storage. The dam wall is located just below the junction of the Leichhardt River and Paroo Creek some 70 kilometres (43 mi) North East of Mount Isa. It has a full supply capacity of 127,000 megalitres (4,500×10^6 cu ft), a surface area of 1,255 hectares (3,100 acres) with an average depth of 8.9 metres (29 ft).
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07 Jun 2016

Lake Julius is a large body of water between Mount Isa and Cloncurry - follow the Barkly Highway and then onto an unsealed road leading to the lake. The lake was formed after the construction of the Julius Dam in 1976 - capturing the waters of the Leichhardt River and Paroo Creek. 

We travelled to Lake Julius from Mount Isa on a day trip to try our inflatable stand up paddle board on these calm waters. The Fanatic Inflatable SUP was fantastic to explore the shore around the lake near the boat ramp. If you look at the map beside the boat ramp you will see just how large it really is and we only managed to cover a very small section.

There are great recreational facilities at Lake Julius:

  • picnic tables in the shade overlooking the water
  • large boat ramp
  • easy parking
  • pontoon beside the boat ramp to tie the boat up during the day
  • public toilets
  • plenty of shade
  • barbeque facilities
  • good fishing

It is a little difficult to reach the lake on an unsealed road but once you arrive you will really appreciate this beautiful body of water in the middle of outback Queensland.


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