Boondooma Dam

Boondooma Dam

34.4%

  • Okeden
CURRENT ALGAE LEVELS Moderate (Amber)
CURRENT CAPACITY

34.4%

3:00am 28.02.2020

STORAGE CAPACITY

204000

Mega Litres

HISTORICAL LOW

0.18%

06.12.1982

HISTORICAL HIGH

173.8%

28.01.2013

Location

Boondooma Dam

Okeden Road

Okeden

Queensland

4613

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Recreational facilities are provided by South Burnett Regional Council. See their website for more details.

Fishing

Boondooma is stocked with Murray Cod and Mary River Cod, bass, golden perch, silver perch and saratoga. There is also a naturally occurring population of Tandans (Eel tailed catfish) and spangled perch.

In 1993-94 approximately 60-65,000 Barramundi were released into Boondooma as it was felt that this was possibly the furthest south that barramundi could survive. A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Boondooma.

Boating

There is a good quality, two-lane boat ramp available. There are normally no boating restrictions on Lake Boondooma however there is a no fishing / boating zone around the dam wall.

Camping

Camping is permitted on site with limited cabins available.

Pets

For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, please keep your pet on a leash or restrained during your visit.

Antisocial behaviour

If you observe vandalism, antisocial behaviour or any illegal activities, please contact the Police immediately on 000.

Rubbish

Help us keep all recreational areas clean and tidy by using the rubbish bins provided.  If rubbish bins are full please take your rubbish with you. Please also take any seafood rubbish with you to reduce odour.

Commercial or large group activities

Please note that approval is required for the use of Sunwater land for any event or function other than normal visitor activities in approved recreational areas. Events or functions include, but are not limited to fishing, swimming, rowing, boating or skiing competitions or displays, community events, weddings or other organised activities. To gain approval, submit a General Application for Access to Sunwater Land or Infrastructure and Events, or contact us on 13 15 89.

Motorcycles and other vehicles

The recreational use of registered and unregistered motorcycles and four wheelers within the camping area and the surrounding private property is strictly prohibited.  The speed limit in the camping area is 20km/h.

Dam safety

Stay safe by looking out for potential hazards and risks.

Dam history

Boondoomba Dam bath tub derby, Dam Fun Day 1988
Boondoomba Dam bath tub derby, Dam Fun Day 1988

Boondooma Dam

Boondooma Dam was constructed in the early 1980s across the Boyne River below its confluence with the Stuart River. Its primary purpose is to supply water for the Tarong power station, which uses between 50 million and 80 million litres of water each day.

Boondooma Dam derives its name from the area’s original homestead. As well as being a vital link in Queensland’s electricity supply chain, the dam is an important recreational facility for the South Burnett.

It was also the site of an interesting experiment. In 1993-1994, some 65,000 barramundi fingerlings were released into Boondooma in the belief that it was about as far south as the prized tropical sports fish could tolerate. Few of them have been seen since.