In a recent post Marnix wrote:
Lake George had the most water I have seen in a long
unfortunate that there is no easy access point to get to the
Does anyone know whether Picnic Point on the NE shore is still accessible?
I don't know where Picnic Point was/is, but armed with my father's " NSW
Motorists Road Guide (with sectional
used to claim it was from 1925 but for those into trivia see endnote)
in search of a place labelled Murray on the eastern end of the north shore of
I certainly didn't find it, but I had little difficulty
accessing the "shores" of Lake George.
From Collector head towards Tarago; after 7and 1/2
miles, 1/2 mile before the road to the left goes to Currawong
turn right down Lake George Rd. It stops after about 4 miles: where i
expected to find Murray but didn't.
Turn right along Obyong Point Rd. which is actually
two-wheel ruts. After about a kilometre the wheel-ruts stop.
Continue about another kilometre on grass between two
parallel fences about a chain apart 'till a gate is reached.
This gate is not locked and water can be seen about 200
This 200 metres I walked.
Sadly I saw but two white Ibis and some egrets by way of
Later I went along Taylor's Creek Rd. which runs
south from Collector Rd. and loops around to the Bungendore-to-Tarago
About 5 kilometres along i switched to Western Leg
Rd which goes west maybe another 5 kms. and I ended up, feeling Like Don
Quixote, midst a collection of windmills.
Then I jumped an
easily-jumpable fence and walked maybe 100 metres to the shore.
A great time was had by all (namely me) and nary a 4-WD
The book which is very good for finding disguised roads
is not dated but contains an ad. for a 1924 Buick;
however Empire Vale appears as German Creek ( the name
was changed during WW I) so that section at least is