Shannon Creek Dam

The 30,000 megalitre Shannon Creek Dam is located west of Coutts Crossing and 18 kilometres south of Grafton on the NSW north coast.

It is an off-river storage reservoir that supplies water to the Clarence valley and Coffs Harbour areas. The dam sources water from the Nymboida river near Nymboida. It’s designed to be used during dry periods to provide water supply security, and reduce the impact of water extraction from the Orara and Nymboida Rivers during low flows. 

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Visiting Shannon Creek Dam

Shannon Creek dam is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

The dam will also be open on Public Holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Shannon Creek dam is accessible from Armidale Road at Coutts Crossing, via Geregarow Road and Shannondale Road.

Please note -  the flying of drones over the water storage areas of Shannon Creek Dam is not permitted by Order of the General Manager under Section 632 of the Local Government Act.

Locality map Shannon Creek Dam Facilities available at the site include BBQ, picnic tables, toilets, car parking and a viewing area on the dam wall. Provision has been made for disabled car parking with most facilities accommodating wheelchair access.

Because you are visiting a water supply catchment area where our drinking water is stored, and surrounded by beautiful and protected bushlands and adjoining Nature Reserves, it is required that you;
  • refrain from lighting of fires, camping, fishing, swimming, boating
  • leave your pets at home and don't interfere with the native plants and animals
  • only use the formed tracks and roads

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