Whilst no accommodation or camping options will be available in the short term, the Dam is open for day use only 6am-6pm, with fishing and boating activities available to visitors. Bjelke-Petersen Dam is expected to return to full operation by August 2020.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam, also known as Lake Barambah or BP Dam, is just 15 kilometres from Murgon, at Moffatdale in the South Burnett. It is a popular and well-equipped area for recreational freshwater fishing, birdwatching, boating, picnicking and camping / caravanning. Picnic areas, barbecues, a general store, a caravan and recreation park and a boat ramp with a large car park make this the ideal place to relax for a day or extended stay.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam covers 2,500 hectares, and holds 1,450,000 megalitres of water, which is used for irrigation and water supply to the towns of Murgon and Cherbourg.
Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos can be seen around the lake while the birdlife includes black swans, ducks, pelicans and cormorants.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam is a popular fesh water fishing spot. A stocked impound permit is required to fish. The dam is routinely stocked with Golden Perch (or Yellowbelly), Australian Bass and Silver Perch and you can also catch red claw (no permit required). Yallakool Camping and Recreation Park offers a number of accommodation options from powered and unpowered camp sites to cabins and villas.
Lake Barambah, Murgon