About this place
Built in 1986 to supplement the Pemberton town and Trout Hatchery water supply, the Big Brook Dam provides a fantastic opportunity for recreational activities.
There is a sandy beach area, which is great for swimming.
There is also a sealed 4km walk trail called Big Brook Dam Walk Track that follows the shores of the dam allowing stroller and wheelchair access, and is also ideal for cycling. Dogs may be taken on a leash to the Big Brook Dam, but not around the beach area. No camping is available at the dam area, but is available at the Big Brook Dam Arboretum. The dam is stocked with trout for fishers to enjoy casting a line (see Fisheries website for details).
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Big Brook Dam.
We recognise and acknowledge South West Boojarah people as the traditional owners of Big Brook State Forest.