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Clarrie Hall Dam on Doon Doon Creek

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locality map, Clarrie Hall dam
 

The Kyogle Road from Murwillumbah runs beside the Tweed River, fourteen kilometres to the small town of Uki. Four kilometres further is the turnoff on the left to Clarrie Hall Dam, on Doon Doon Creek. The dam wall is one kilometre in, but canoeists should launch at Crams Farm which is eleven kilometres past Uki on the Kyogle Road, turning left at Doon Doon Road, and then seven kilometres more to the dam recreation area and boat ramp. The gate is open 07:30 am and closed 05:30pm. There is no camping allowed on the lakes foreshores.

Clarrie Hall Dam canoeing can be very pleasant. For those paddlers used to finding dam paddling boring because the surrounds are usually a treeless wasteland, Clarrie Hall is a welcome difference. The steep hills above the water are heavily timbered, and in places rain forest vines drape over large boulders to hang down and touch the water. The same hills will probably put you out of mobile phone coverage. No powered craft other than electric motored boats are permitted. Note that boats must stay clear of the dam wall, which is marked off with a float line.

Until recently, late 2007, the satellite image available from Google Earth for Clarrie Hall Dam was very low resolution, and poor quality. The current image is very good.

 

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dam wall view   Crams Farm dam lake   Mt Warning   timbered hills
view from dam wall
Cram's Farm view, left
Mt Warning from Cram's
view right Cram's ramp