Lake Cargelligo is the largest natural inland lake system in NSW having a volume of 36,000 mega litres, a surface area of 1,440 hectares and an average depth of 3.7 metres. Lake Cargelligo is the perfect place for recreation of all kinds including water skiing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, camping and much more.
Lake Cargelligo is rich in Aboriginal history. An Aboriginal quarry containing rich yellow and red ochres can still be found at an area on the lake’s edge known as Frog’s Hollow.
The Lake was used by the Wiradjuri people for centuries as meeting places and sources of food and water. Many Aboriginal artifacts have found on the lake foreshores.
Deadmans Point at Lake Cargelligo is the location of several Aboriginal freshwater shell middens. Shell middens were formed by accumulations of shell by Aboriginal people collecting, cooking and eating freshwater mussels over thousands of years. They are usually found along river banks, swamps and lakes.