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Boondooma Dam Caravan and Recreation Park

The Award-winning Boondooma Dam Caravan and Recreation Park, located 20 km north of Proston, is a drawcard for anglers, campers, bird-watchers, and water-sports enthusiasts. The dam was purpose-built in 1983 to provide a water supply to the Tarong Power Station. In recent years, under the careful direction of the former Wondai Shire Council and now the South Burnett Regional Council, it has been developed into a major regional recreation area where the fishing is excellent and amenities second to none.

Over 200,000 fingerlings are released annually into the dam, with main species being golden perch (yellowbelly), silver perch and Australian bass. Anglers like fishing here because all fishing methods work - from bait fishing for perch and cod in the snags along the rock walls, chasing bass in the main basin with shrimp and worm baits, the use of lures for both edge fishing and over the broad flats, and even deep-fly tactics. Boondooma Dam is considered one of the most consistent inland fishing spots in Queensland.

Numerous Yellowbelly and Australian Bass Fishing Competitions are held at the dam each year.

A stock impoundment permit is needed to fish.

Accommodation available includes fully self-contained, air-conditioned cabins with lake views, a bunkhouse, powered caravan sites ("Lookout" and "Lakeside Terraces") and water's edge camping sites.

There are excellent amenities, hot showers, and laundry facilities. The kiosk sells basic food items, ice creams, bait and tackle, and ice. Fuel and oil are available. Boat ramps, pontoon, camp kitchen, wood and electric BBQ's and playground equipment ensure a fun time for every member of the family.

View current fees and charges (PDF) to stay at Boondooma Dam Caravan and Recreation Park.

For further information please telephone our friendly Park Managers on phone (07) 4168 9694 or email

View the current water level of Boondooma Dam here.