Big Brook Dam & Forest

A family & pet-friendly destination for a picnic, walk or swim in a freshwater lake surrounded by towering karri forest.

Phone: 08 97761133

Hours: All hours


Big Brook Dam was constructed in 1986 to provide a water supply for Pemberton and is now one of Pemberton's most popular recreation sites. Perfect for swimming & canoeing in summer, Big Brook Dam offers a tranquil picnic BBQ area and a family & pet-friendly sealed 4km walk trail around the dam. Please note dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach. No fees apply for entry or gas BBQ. Wildflowers & fungi in season, great for birdwatching. Part of the Karri Forest Explorer Drive. Plenty of parking for large vehicles and caravans (no camping allowed - Big Brook Arboretum is the nearest camping area).



From the north of Pemberton turn left onto Golf Links Rd, left onto Mullineaux Rd at the golf course, follow until you see the dam. The first carpark at the dam is an information bay, the second carpark is the picnic area. Continue along the road to turn left into the Big Brook Arboretum.

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