Welcome to Lake Eucumbene
Australia's Premier Year-Round Alpine Water Resort
Old Adaminaby - Anglers Reach - Providence Portal - Buckenderra - Middlingbank - Braemar Bay - Frying Pan
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Did you know?
The largest trout caught in lake
Eucumbene is reported to be
10kgs (22lbs). See the pic!
Lake Level: 50%
Welcome to Winter!
It's our favourite time of
the year in the
The area is full of happy
skiers & the lake always
looks magical after a
So rug up & bring your
fishing gear - the fish are
waiting to see you!
Lake Eucumbene Facts
Surface Area: 145 sq km
Capacity: 480,000 ml
Ave Depth: 33 meters
More Lake Eucumbene Facts
The Buckenderra Bruiser (4.1kg)
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Snow fun at Adaminaby - July 16
Lake Eucumbene - Australia's premier year-round alpine water resort!
Lake Eucumbene (pronounced 'you come been') is a man made lake on the Eucumbene River.
The lake was created by damming the river as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Eucumbene Dam was completed between 1956 and 1958 and
the town of Old Adaminaby was inundated by Lake Eucumbene
in that year. The reservoir is the largest in the scheme. Several
buildings were moved from Old Adaminaby to the new town of
Adaminaby, others were demolished or left to be inundated.
Adaminaby was one of two towns flooded in the course of the
Scheme construction. The other was Jindabyne.
The creation of Lake Eucumbene wasn't without controversy,
with the residents of (original) Adaminaby and nearby farms
forced to relocate as waters flooded their once thriving town.
Original Adaminaby in the 50's *
Today, Lake Eucumbene is famous for some of the best Rainbow and Brown trout fishing in
Australia and is open to fishing year-round. The lake is teeming with fish which can be easily
caught by boat or shore based anglers.
At an elevation of 1,160m asl, Lake Eucumbene is one of Australia's highest water storages and
has a unique alpine climate. Snow at any time of the year is not uncommon. In fact, it snowed
on Christmas morning in 2009. Always take warm clothes when you visit Lake Eucumbene!
The Lake Eucumbene region can provide you and your family with an unforgettable holiday
experience. Whether you're staying for a day, a week or even longer, you'll be constantly
amazed at the changing scenery and beauty of the area.
No other region in Australia can offer the holiday maker so much variety. Whether you like to
fish, snow or water ski, bush walk, explore historic sites and caves or simply relax, unwind and
smell the fresh mountain air, the Eucumbene region has it all. To see and do around the region
Heavy snow blanketed Lake Eucumbene and surrounds on 13 July 2016. 15cm of snow was recorded at Old
Adaminaby, with the snow lasting on the ground all day. This picture was taken at 2.30pm and the temperature
was just 0.5 deg.
See this, and other great lake Eucumbene photos, at our Lake Eucumbene Photo Gallery
Historic low: 9.4% (July 2007)