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Cairn Curran Reservoir

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Cairn Curran Road, Baringhup, Victoria 3463

Features

  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Boat ramp
  • Walking
  • Undercover area
  • Free electric barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Water taps and sinks
  • Trees and rocks to climb
The Cairn Curran Reservoir is an enormous water catchment managed by Goulburn-Murray Water. The reservoir was constructed began in 1947 and was completed in 1956. There is a primary spillway and a secondary spillway located 2km south-west of the main structure that will spill before the embankment is overtopped. Cairn Curran Reservoir was constructed to supply water for irrigation, domestic and stock use to customers along the Loddon River.

Cairn Curran is a popular spot for a wide range of recreational activities, including:
  • Boating, both power and sail
  • Skiing
  • Wind surfing
  • Jet skiing
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Camping
This section of the reservoir has fantastic picnic facilties:
  • Multiple excellent modern electric barbecues, free to operate
  • Barbecues are undercover
  • Multiple picnic tables around the barbecues
  • Many more picnic tables scattered throughout the adjacent grassy areas
  • Toilet block with multiple stalls and wheelchair accessible stall
  • Water taps and sinks outside toilet block
The road leading into the area winds down around to a large gravel parking area alongside the barbecue area, and also brings you down to a boat ramp (with lighting for night time).

There is a designated boat-free area for swimming alongside a grassy picnic area.

The road continues off to the left, following the edge of the reservoir for a while until reaching a second picnic area. This second picnic area offers picnic tables, boat ramp with lighting, a toilet block, and is great for camping.

The road between the two picnic areas makes a nice walk, and offers lovely views over the water as well as various rocks and trees for children to climb.

Fishing in Cairn Curran Reservoir

Fishing is one of the most important and popular activities at Cairn Curran. Late spring and early summer are the best times to find Golden Perch, Brown Trout, Murray Cod and Redfin in the Reservoir's deep water. Try using yabbies as bait on a running sinker to catch Redfin. (source)


DID YOU KNOW...

  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
 

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