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 Murgon and Cherbourg’s towns.
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 freshwater 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 offer several accommodation options from powered and unpowered campsites to cabins and villas.
Lake Barambah, Murgon