- 2.8 km return
- 45 mins
- Suitable for
- Walking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Cycling
- Adelaide City & Suburbs
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 8 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
You can walk around the lake itself (950m), or walk from Grenfell Road on the Wynn Vale Dam Circuit (2.8km return). The marked trail is a shared-use path, and has markers every 200m, and begins near the Jubilee Lake, near the footbridge on Wynn Vale to Valley View Walking Path which crosses Grenfell Road.
The dam is surrounded by river red gums, and is haven in surburbia. There are interpretive signs around the lake itself, and a short boardwalk. Download the Educational Booklet for primary school aged children (refer to pages 12+).
Although it’s tempting to feed the ducks, the Council ask people not to feed the ducks, as it can cause health and developmental issues for the ducks.
The dam has a capacity of 100 megalitres, and was originally constructed in 1962 by winemakers, S Wynn & Company, to irrigate a portion of their Modbury Estate vineyards, where they grey white wine grapes. The vineyards were replaced by residential development with the development of Wynn Vale and Golden Grove in the 1980s. In 2007 the dam was modified to be used for stormwater harvesting, enabling 400 megalitres of water per year to be cleaned, disinfected and stored in fractured rock aquifers for use in nearby parks and reserves.