Dave Chapman Park (Boat Ramp) & Weir Recreation and Ski Park
If you turn left before entering the Burdekin Weir Park and travel approximately 1 kilometre, you will reach Dave Chapman Park. A boat ramp provides easy access to enjoy a spot of fishing. Fish species include Sooty Grunter, Dew (Cat) Fish, Sleepy Cod, Barramundi and Small-mouth Grunter. It is also a well known location for birdwatching, with cormorants, pelicans, ducks and darters often spotted. Disabled facilities are available. Dogs on leash are allowed.
On the 24 October 2019 Council and the Weir Recreation and Ski Park Reference Group officially opened the Burdekin River to expanded activities. These include:
- Powered Watercraft;
- >4hp motors; and
- Increased upstream access
Designated areas of operation are displayed at the boat ramp and available with speed restrictions between the boat ramp and designated skiing area. All activities are regulated by Maritime Safety Queensland.