Burrinjuck Waters was originally the Aboriginal Booren Yiack, then Barren Jack and now Burrinjuck. The name has become renowned as a nature and water wonderland on the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River 60 kilometres from Yass.
The dam was constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world’s largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.
Lake Burrinjuck State Water Park attracts a quarter of a million tourists each year, not just for almost every water sport imaginable, but some of the state’s best bush walking, bird watching and picnicking in 75 hectares of unspoiled natural playgrounds.
Adventure Barbeque Birdwatching Boating Facilities Border NSW/ACT Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Hiking Kiosk Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet Scenic Drives Shop Showers Swimming Walk