The dam covers about 2500 hectares of land and holds over a million mega litres of water. Complete with car park, boat ramp, numerous picnic and BBQ areas, a never ending supply of nature and wildlife, this is the ideal place for a family picnic, day trip, weekend break or holiday. There is something here for everybody. The biggest event of the year takes palce during the first weekend in October every year. Fishermen from all over Queensland come together to compete in the biggest fishing competition of the year. Attracting huge crowds, and creating an even bigger atmosphere its no wonder this one is not to be missed.
The Bjelke-Petersen Dam is well stocked with a wide variety of fish. You will find everything from Golden Perch and Silver Perch to Sartoga and Australian Basscan. Large quantities of Tandan's, or more commonly known as Eel Tailed Catfish, have also been found in these waters. In recent years, as a result of their illegal introduction, Sleepy Cod and Redclays Crayfish have been fished here.
The Bjelke-Petersen Dam, or Lake Barambah as its also commonly known as is situated fifteen kilometres from Murgon in the beautiful region of South Burnett. Although the dam is primarily used for irrigation and water supply to surrounding towns, it has become a huge tourist attraction, holiday destination and hub for numerous water sports and activities.