About this place
Water for the once-thriving town of Shannon and its timber mill was drawn from the Shannon River. The river often dried up in summer so a dam was built upstream of the mill site in 1949 to ensure summer water supplies.
Enjoy a range of recreational activities here including canoeing/kayaking, swimming, cycling and bush walking.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Shannon Dam.
We recognise and acknowledge Menang people as the traditional owners of Shannon National Park.