Crows Nest - Lake Perseverance

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 14:00

Address: Perseverance Dam Road, Crows Nest QLD 4355

Set amongst a timbered landscape, Perseverance provides a great outdoor space to enjoy all year round. Comprehensive park facilities, including sheltered picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, free gas BBQs and playground equipment, are on offer with magnificent views of the lake also afforded from the lookout, located just west of the spillway.

A short walking distance from the lookout is Perseverance Creek and a nearby view of the Pump House.

Water skiing and canoeing are permissible activities only for Perseverance Aquatic Club members and those engaged in organised activities through the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney General’s Lake Perseverance Centre.

Please leave your pets at home when visiting this natural area.

How to get there: Lake Perseverance is a 48km drive from Toowoomba. To get there, take the New England Highway towards Crows Nest and turn right onto Pechey Forestry Road/Perseverance Dam Road and follow the signs to Lake Perseverance.

From Crows Nest, take the New England Highway and turn left onto Charles Street. Turn right onto Perseverance Dam Road and follow the signs to Lake Perseverance. It is a 14km drive.

Lake Perseverance is a 18km drive from Ravensbourne. Take the Esk-Hampton Road towards Esk and turn left onto Mount Jockey Road which turns into Perseverance Dam Road. Follow the signs to Lake Perseverance.

Before you head out to the dam remember to check:


Lake Perseverance Lookout Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 216m one way

Walking time: Approximately 5 minutes

Description of the walk: The lookout is located at about 200m from the carpark and offers views of the lake. From the lookout you can walk another 200m to the start of Perseverance Creek and take in a different perspective of the lake.

Useful link:

Lake Perseverance walking trail map



Picnic tables
Bush walking
Drinking water