Please observe all signs and directions around our storages for information on recreational activities. Refer to the Land and On-Water Management Plan (if provided above) for detailed information on the facilities available.
A wide range of recreational activities are permitted at Cairn Curran Reservoir. These include boating (power and sail), skiing, fishing, wind surfing, jet skiing and canoeing.
The recreational facilities available include picnic areas, toilet facilities, boat ramps, electric and wood barbeques, rubbish bins and shelters. There are two Caravan Parks that rely on this storage for their patronage.
Operating levels have been introduced at Cairn Curran Reservoir that best reflect the need to adjust the boat zoning rules as required in the interests of public safety.
The operating levels are as follows:
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Operating level 1
When the storage level is above 200.00mAHD (28% capacity) normal boat zoning rules apply.
Operating level 2
When the storage level is between 199.99 mAHD (28% capacity) and 196.00mAHD (13% capacity) the following rules will apply:
- All operators must observe all the buoyed boating zones
- Operation of all vessels at a speed above five knots is restricted to the open waters known as Tower Bay.
Operating level 3
When the storage level falls below 196.00mAHD (13% capacity) the reservoir will be closed to all vessels operating at a speed in excess of five knots.
All visitors are asked to be aware of the dangers associated with low water levels and exercise caution.
All recreation areas and toilet facilities are accessible to the public, except the Spillway recreation area, which has no water. As the season progresses, it may become increasingly difficult to provide access to recreation areas and toilet facilities if we are unable to supply water to them.
For more information on Cairn Curran Reservoir please call the information line on (03) 5475 3900.