Glenden is a small inland town founded in the 1980s and is about 80 kms southwest of Mackay in Central Queensland. It can be reached via the Collinsville-Elphinstone Rd, off the Bowen Developmental Highway. Lake Elphinstone can be found some 20 kms south of Glenden, and is a natural lake measuring 8 kms long by 1 km wide. It has plenty of facilities available for camping and fishing however, due to the severe drought in recent years, it is completely dry as of 2007. The area around Glenden is classed as rural mining with several mines nearby, and grain, cane and beef is grown in the area as well.