Bedford Weir Blackwater

Wonderful serene camping place with all facilities at the Weir. Beautiful camping area with birds, shady trees and quiet….There is water available from the Weir…and its truly a beautiful place to stay a few days….

IMG_0837The Bedford Weir is a man-made impoundment on the Mackenzie River, situated 25 kilometers north of Blackwater. The area is suitable for overnight stays and water, toilets and showers are available free of charge. Wood fired barbecues and a children’s playground are set in shaded areas by the river, making it an ideal picnic spot.

The area is popular destination for boating, skiing and fishing and has been stocked with sports fish, including Barramundi and Saratoga

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IMG_0839 IMG_0841 IMG_0843 IMG_0848 IMG_0849 IMG_0859 IMG_0866 IMG_0867 IMG_0878 IMG_0879Currently the Weir is full of water with water coming from the rains in the west.

There is great fishing here….and a water ski and Boating club

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Bedford Weir Queensland

My next Stop was at Bedford Weir, which is just past Blackwater, 26 kms from the highway.

The c amping area had only one other campervan…it was very quiet and very peaceful. As it had appeared to start raining I parked under shadecloth and enjoyed the birds in the trees..the galahs, the pink rosellas and the apostle birds busily searching for food and evening shelter.

The Bedford Weir is a man-made impoundment on the Mackenzie River, situated 25 kilometres north of Blackwater. The area is suitable for overnight stays and water, toilets and showers are available free of charge. Wood fired barbecues and a children’s playground are set in shaded areas by the river, making it an ideal picnic spot.

The area is popular destination for boating, skiing and fishing and has been stocked with sports fish, including Barramundi and Saratoga with a fishing competition in September.

Here you will find

  • ANGLING SPECIES – Stocked: barramundi, golden perch Other: eels, fork-tailed catfish, jew, leathery grunter, saratoga, sleepy cod, spangled perch.
  • CAMPING – Bush camping alongside the weir.
  • FACILITIES – Toilets, showers, picnic tables, playground, BBQs. DNR staff patrol the site.
  • BOATING – No restrictions apply. Open to all boating activities. Concrete boat ramp.
  • COMMENTS – Fish for golden perch in winter and below the weir in flow events. Golden perch and spangled perch caught on bait and lures in times of low turbidity. A summer saratoga fishery exists in all major waterholes of the Mackenzie River the weirs.

There are many walks around the dam and you can walk on the dam wall and view the dam from different locations.

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