Baroon ( Baroon Pocket Dam ) - Montville / Maleny
in 1988 on Obi Obi Creek, Lake Baroon ( Baroon Pocket Dam
) has a surface area of 400 ha, an average depth of 15 metres
and holds some 60 000 ML of water. Its primary use is for
town water supply for Maroochy & Caloundra. It is situated
7 km NE of Maleny & 5 km SW of Montville.
Stocked species include Bass, Golden Perch & Mary River
Cod as well as the naturally occurring Eels, Tandans &
The Obi Obi Gorge below the dam is one of the few remaining
places where Mary River Cod are maintaining a wild population.
The taking of Mary River Cod is totally prohibited both
in Baroon Pocket Dam (Lake Baroon) and in Obi Obi Creek,
Obi Obi Gorge.
lead sinkers are allowed in Lake Baroon.
No combustion engines are allowed on Lake Baroon however
electric motors are allowed on dinghies but not on canoes.
A maximum of 10 electric powered dinghies are allowed on
the water at any one time.
boating permit of $5/day or $50/year is required & are
available on site.
Accomodation No camping at Lake Baroon is permitted.
accomodation available in Montville & Melany.