Lake Barambah/Bjelke-Peterson Dam, near Murgon

Lake Barambah/Bjelke-Peterson Dam, near Murgon

 

The paddle

 

From your launch point at the boat ramp you have a number of options to design paddles to suit your requirements. You will need to return to your launch point at the end of your paddle.

 

Boat Ramps are available at the Tourist Park and the Picnic area.

 

How to get there

 

A two-hour drive north west of Brisbane heading along the Brisbane Valley Highway and then turning left onto the D'Anguilar Highway will find you getting close to Nanango. From here it is about 40 km north to the turn off and another 9 km to the lake itself.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

Given the size of the lake you need to consider the effect of winds and changing weather conditions. The Lake covers 2150 ha.

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

You can tailor your paddles to the time that you have available. You can organise interesting paddles of 2 to 4 hours in duration.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

The Yallakool Tourist Park is located at the Lake/Dam area. Phone number is: (07) 41684746.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Wineries. Bushwalking. Tennis. Fishing (permit required) State Forest nearby. Waterskiing activity in area.

 

Other useful information

 

Further Information can be obtained from:

 

www.ausfish.com.au/fitzy/firsttimers.htm           

 

A map of the Lake/Dam can be obtained from:

 

www.ausfish.com.au/fitzy/bpdam.htm