Beardy Waters Dam and Woodlands

Beardy Waters Dam and Woodlands

Gwydir Highway, Glen Innes, New South Wales 2370

(02) 6730 2400



Beardies Waters Dam and Woodlands is a great location for a walk along perfect for families visiting Glen Innes Highlands. There are no toilets, picnic tables, shelters and barbecue facilities Beardies Waters Dam is one of the best bird-watching areas in the district. The site supports a great diversity of waterfowl. To view the entire dam visit the Shannonvale Road bridge and the Beardy Woodlands Reserve. Platypus has also been seen in the river. Shannon Vale Bridge - head east on the Gwydir Highway towards Grafton then at the top of the hill turn right into the Shannon Vale Road. The bridge is 2km further on. Beardy Bridge/Beardy Waters Woodlands. 5km east of Glen Innes (you are not permitted to fish in the Beardy Dam). From the Glen Innes Visitor Centre/ northern roundabout - Travel 5km east on the Gwydir Hwy towards Grafton, turn right into the Beardy Waters Woodlands 190m east of Beardy Bridge. Fishing on both sides of Beardy Bridge – You can catch fish species Redfin, Rainbow Trout and Yellowbelly. There are picnic tables with no toilet facilities. Good for kayaking north of the bridge. Call into the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to pick up a fishing and bird watching brochure before heading out.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.