If you’re looking to escape the crowds or just enjoy some different scenery, then Ewen Maddock dam has a lot to offer. Located inland from Caloundra this freshwater dam is very paddle sport friendly with plenty of parking, toilet facilities and excellent water access for paddle craft on trolleys. Other than a few small areas which are clearly marked you can access the whole dam enjoying the local birdlife and turtles. In the peak of summer, this is one of the best places to take a refreshing swim. This is just a relaxing getaway close to home and often forgotten by the locals so you may find at times you have this place almost to yourself.