Boondooma Dam ( Lake Boondooma ) - 20km NW of Proston. Qld
around 20 km northwest of Proston, and 75 km from Kingaroy,
Boondooma Dam is a leisurely three and a half hour drive
northwest of Brisbane.
The Boondooma Dam was constructed in 1983 across the Boyne
river below it's confluence with the Stuart to supply water
to the Tarong power station and as is the case at so many
impoundments, takes its name from the original property
in the area.
has a capacity of 210 000 mega litres under the 1920 Ha
of surface area and has an average depth of 11meters.
In 1993/94 approximately 60 - 65 000 Barramundi
were released into Boondooma as it was felt that this was
possibly the furthest south that barra could survive.
To date there have been only a couple of reported captures
here and since then no further barra releases have taken
Since that time, Barramundi have been a hit at lakes at
the same latitude but closer to the coast.
have been found at Boondooma Dam and seem to have become
established in the lake. If you catch one of these pest
fish, please destroy it.
Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at
There is a good quality, two laned boat ramp provided.
There are normally no boating restrictions on Lake Boondooma
however there is a no fishing / boating zone around the
Camping is permitted on site with limited cabins available.
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