Lake Argyle is Australia's largest artificial lake by volume. It is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and is located near the East Kimberley town of Kununurra in Western Australia. The lake flooded large parts of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley on the Kimberley Plateau about 80 km inland from the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, close to the border with the Northern Territory.
The primary inflow is the Ord River, while the Bow River and many other smaller creeks also flow into the dam. Lake Argyle, along with Lake Kununurra, are recognised as a Ramsar protected wetlands and were listed in 1990 as Australian Site Number 32.
Open Water Swimming
Lake Argyle is where the 10 km and 20 km Lake Argyle Swims are annually held.