The 2 kilometres of Yabba Creek upstream of Imbil Weir, has always been popular with local children as a place to swim and play. Island Reach Camping Ground has increased its popularity with visitors. Canoeing and kayaking these reaches is a very pleasant activity.
This section of the river (or creek as it is locally called) has several local names in downstream order starting at Kropps Crossing, Stehbens Reach, then under the high level railway bridge into Town Reach, beneath the Imbil Town Bridge into The Big Hole and Island Reach, past the Ana Branch outflow, into Imbil Homestead Cutting, over the Imbil Weir, then over Imbil Falls into the Falls Swimming Hole.
These reaches of the Yabba are alive with platypus, Ceratodus, tortoises, a variety of fish including saratoga, freshwater mullet, yellowbelly and catfish.