Barambah ( Bjelke-Petersen Dam ) - Murgon. Qld
of Bjelke-Petersen Dam commenced in 1984 and finished in
1988 creating the lake that was named "Barambah" after the
original property in the region.
The dam is constructed of earth and rock with a central
clay core with an adjacent saddle dam of similar construction.
The main wall is 540 m long with a maximum height of 34
m and is 135 m thick at the base.
The water surface of Lake Barambah is 2150 ha and holds
125 000 mega-litres coming from a catchment area of 1670
km squared. Lake Barambah is commonly referred to as BP
There are normally no boating restrictions on Lake Barambah.
There is a no boating / fishing zone in front of the dam
There are two boat ramps provided. One adjacent to the dam
wall and another immediately below the camping area.
Camping is permitted on site with limited cabins available.
There are other tourist parks and hotel / motel style accommodation
close by in Murgon.
page for details.