Camp Lake Fire – Maroon Dam

The beauty of Camp Lake Fire

It’s been ages since I posted on our trips. Truth is, we haven’t been able to get away for a while.

This trip to Camp Lake Fire was a weekend away to test the new Aussie Swag Camper Trailer .

We only had 2 nights away so we wanted to make the most of it.

We packed up the 2 little dogs – Jack Russell’s – Pepe and Bella – and made our way to Maroon Dam – or more specifically, Camp Lake Fire.

What a wonderful place to stay.

The dogs are not only encouraged to be off-leash, it’s expected!

Whilst I was concerned that there would be dog fights and that others would tire of our dogs in their site, I should not have been concerned at all.

As almost everyone camped there had dogs of their own, everyone was most happy to everyone else’s dogs in their sites and all asked if it was ok to feed other’s dogs.

We didn’t step in any doggie business at all – the dogs just took off into the scrub to do their business and then came back. It was such a joy to see all these dogs enjoying each other’s company.

So, this was our set up for the 2 nights.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Camp set up

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Pepe getting to know one of the other dogs.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Pepe enjoying the sunshine

Maroon Dam is great for fishing and a local club was there in force.  These guys were fly fishing on the banks of the dam.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Local fisherman enjoying some fly fishing

And Damian tried his hand at throwing the net for yabbies.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Casting the net for yabbies

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

The result!

The local wildlife was pretty friendly.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

This little guy kept me company throughout the weekend – I stayed out of his way and he stayed out of mine!


Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast PhotographerI got up early to take some gorgeous sunrise shots –

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

This is what the surrounds looked like:

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Different types of watercraft (skiing is very popular here)

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

The next day dawned very overcast and we ended up packing up in the heavy rain.

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast Photographer

Some campers drove their 2WD sedans in – great in the sunshine; not so great in the wet weather! We helped one young couple ferry there gear up to the main house because they at least were smart enough to leave their sedan up there.

Our BT50 had no trouble at all 🙂
Lake Camp Fire | Gold Coast PhotographerI am pleased to say that this is a fabulous spot to enjoy a weekend away with your dogs.

A little bit expensive – from memory it costs about $100 for the 2 nights including the dogs. However, I can honestly say that we will be back again despite the slightly steep cost.  The fact that you can take the dogs and they can be unleashed is a huge plus for both of us.

You can find all the details at the website here.

In my next post, I will talk about our 2 week trip to Rutherglen, Victoria, and on to Dargo in the High Country.

Until then,

Enjoy your travels.

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