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Karri Dam

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Paddy Ranges Track, Adelaide Lead VIC 3465

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Karri Dam is a small, scenic dam within the beautiful Paddys Ranges State Park, surrounded by historic gold workings and decorated with wildflowers during spring. 

This seasonal dam typically dries up through summer, but is a picturesque spot when filled with water. 

Karri Dam is situated quite close to the Trompf's Amalgamated mine and nearby Battery Site, which are both interesting places to explore.

Paddys Ranges State Park

Paddys Ranges State Park is a beautiful area to explore, filled with mining and eucalyptus distillation history along with wildflowers during spring. 

There is a fantastic free campground on Karri Track and a picnic area on Settling Pond Track.

Gold prospecting near Karri Dam

Gold prospecting is not permitted in this section of Paddy's Ranges State Park, see Parks Victoria's prospecting map for more information. 

Maryborough is a popular destination for gold prospectors. Countless massive gold nuggets have been found throughout the region since the 1850s, with significant discoveries still being unearthed today! 

If you're interested in trying your luck gold prospecting around Maryborough, whether it's with a gold detector, gold pan, or sluice, we've put together this handy guide to get you started



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