The natural beauty of Lake Forbes was gradually established by successive councils who improved the water and foreshores of the once neglected 'lagoon' which intersects the town - adding a beautiful fountain and turning it into a great asset for Forbes.
The Lake Forbes Cycleway/Walkway was officially opened in October 2004
Lake Forbes is a restful place for picknickers, travellers and fishermen. The banks are grassy and there are BBQ and picnic facilities, large shade trees with abundant birdlife, a playground and an RV rest area.
A tranquil relaxing place to meander the 4.8 km of walkway and cycling tracks, sharing the beauty with the swans and other aquatic wildlife living on and around the lake.
Toilet facilities are close by -
at nearby Grinsted Oval
in Lions Park on the southern side of Oxley Bridge
at Rotaract Park in Bandon Street.
Situated near the fountain is the De Havilland Vampire Single Seat Fighter-Bomber.
The aircraft was erected in 1971 -
- 50th anniversary R.A.A.F ; Forbes Municipal Council Centenary Year ; Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Year.
The De Havilland Vampire entered R.A.A.F service in 1949, has a maximum speed of 548mph, a span of 38 feet, length of 30 feet 9 inches and a range of 1,220 miles. Four 20mm cannons, 2,000 Lb Bombs/Rockets.
There is 2.5 km of waterway with a boat-launching ramp, carpark, toilets and showers where waterskiing can be enjoyed.
There is also 6 km of sheltered waterway with toilets and a boat ramp at Bundaburrah Creek, 21 km south.
Wirrinya Aquatic Centre - 40 km South of Forbes
..Gordon Duff Drive at the junction of Sherriff and Wombat Streets provides access to this picturesque lake.
LAKE FORBES AQUATIC CENTRE:
2km from town on the Bedgerabong Road
Lake Forbes is accessible at all times and entry is Free.
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