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Monday, October 27, 2014

Lake Leslie, Leslie Dam, QLD

Continuing our September school holiday mini odyssey we made our way to Lake Leslie, a popular fishing spot about 14 km from Warwick. We were shocked at how dry and barren looking the whole lake area was on this trip.

Lake Leslie
There is a lovely park, picnic area and lookout at the dam wall, about 3.5 km from the campground. There are two large stone sculptures of Patrick Leslie and his wife Kate in the park. The dam was named after the Leslies who established a large station in the area.

Sculpture of Kate Leslie
Leslie Dam
Eastern Rosella

We drove past Lake Leslie Tourist Park on our way to the campground.

Lake Leslie Tourist Park
Washpool Camping Reserve is set on several acres alongside Leslie Dam. There are a large number of sites which cater for tents through to large rigs. In the September 2014 school holidays the fees were $12 per night for 13 year olds and over, and $5 for 12 year olds and under. With an extra $4 per site per night for power or $18 per site per week. There is a park office, kiosk/shop that sells bait and ice, a boat ramp, toilets and hot showers. No pets are allowed. Areas close to the lake were busy but there was still plenty of room to spread out further back.

Washpool Camping Reserve
Washpool Camping Reserve
Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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