Dam is located 57 km south-west of Yass. It was constructed
in 1928 on the Murrumbidgee River to supply water to the Murrumbidgee
Irrigation Scheme. It was one of the first major dams built
for irrigation in NSW.
When full Burrinjuck Lake has a surface area of 5500 ha and
645 km of shoreline and holds 1 025 000 megalitres of water
(2.5 times that of Sydney Harbour).
Murray Cod, Macquarie Perch, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Rainbow
Trout, Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Redfin, Eel-Tailed Catfish
and Carp. Stocked fish Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Rainbow Trout and
Macquarie Perch are fully protected and must be returned to
the water unharmed.
Lake Burrinjuck is open to all forms of boating.
Several boat ramps are provided around the lake.
Camping is permitted at Burrinjuck State Forrest Park and Wee
Jasper Camping Reserve at the backwaters of the lake.
Other accomodation is provided at various locations around the
lake. See the Accommodation
page for details.