Lake Morris (Copperlode Dam) is a fresh water reservoir dam servicing the city of Cairns. The Lake is located in the range immediately west of the city and some 23km (30 min) by road from the CBD with some of the best views of Cairns en-route to the dam.
Copperlode Dam is surrounded by world heritage listed rainforest and offers unprecedented and exclusive access to some of the most amazing wildlife encounters that Cairns has to offer. Regular sightings of Cassowaries and other exotic native wildlife make this day trip a must.
Once at Lake Morris you will find a beautiful lake within a lush rainforest setting. Facilities open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Take a picnic lunch or use the gas and wood BBQ’s. Cairns regional Council have supplied tea and coffee making facilities. There are rainforest walks, disabled access toilets and picnic grounds. You will also find an information display and viewing deck. Ideal for a family picnic.
Lake Morris has a 44km2 catchment; the lake is 332 hectares, 39km of shoreline, and is about 15% the size of Lake Tinaroo.
Copperlode Fish and Kayak commenced operation in October 2015. We offer fully guided SUP and kayak tours, unguided kayak hire and guided fishing charters.