Just below the volcanic glory of Mount Canobolas lies Lake Canobolas, a man-made lake for locals and visitors to experience scenic views, walks, and activities like kayaking and swimming. The lake was created by the formation of a dam back in 1918 to initially supply the town of Orange with water. Now, the lake serves as a place of beauty and preservation. Head here during your stay in Orange to soak in immense views of the mountain, take a stroll along the lake, or have an afternoon picnic in the area.
The lake is often used for triathlon training, fishing, and boat clubs. Head here for an afternoon swim or to simply spend time along the water. Grab lunch at the Lakeshore Cafe or spend time playing at the Apex Adventure Playground. The lake is also home to a number of various bird species and native plants to study and experience.