Wednesday the 10th September we left Burketown heading for King…
Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest expanse of fresh water with a surface area of over 1000 square kilometres. There are 26 species of fish an over 30,000 freshwater crocodiles and 3 varieties of freshwater tortoise.
We stayed at Lake Argyle Resort & Caravan Park Pet Friendly and there were shady campsites powered and unpowered or if you preferred there were cabins and some with lake views. The staff were extremley helpful and friendly.
There is an infinity pool which you can sit and cool down in right on the edge with amazing views of the lake also a shop and a restaurant and licenced bar and if you have your dog with you they are more than happy to let you sit out on the grassed area with your pet and enjoy the atmosphere and food.
There are BBQ’s and a shop and you can book many tours through the front desk. Activities include Scenic float boat flights, boating, fishing, bushwalking, swimming, bird watching and cruises. The Ord River Dam was completed in 1972 it opened up 76,000 hectares of land for irrigated agriculture.
The Dam is 68 metres high and 355 metres long and originally impounded 5.8 million megaliths of water in 1996 the spillway was raised 6 metres almost doubling its capacity.
You can drive across the dam and down to a picnic area at the bottom of the wall where there is also a fishing area but be aware there could be crocs in there!