Baroon Pocket Dam
What to expect
Baroon Pocket Dam is near Maleny on the Sunshine Coast and supplies drinking water to the region.
The lake is approximately 2 km long and 1 km wide.
Features and facilities
There are two boat ramps at opposite sides of the lake, approx. 1.4 km apart.
- Northern Recreation Area
- Narrows Road, Montville
- Southern Recreation Area
- Baroon Pocket Road, Maleny
The dam and recreation facilities are open to the public seven days a week at the time of writing, from 5:30am to 6:30pm (September – April) and 6:00am to 5:30pm (May – August).
Refer to the SEQWater Lake Baroon guide for up to date information.
|Northern Recreation Area Boat Ramp|
|Southern Recreation Area Boat Ramp|
† Most of the features were taken from SEQWater published Location maps and guides.
Explore the key locations in the map below. Most locations will have a photograph that can be seen by clicking on the icon or number in the map itself.
- Boat Ramps
What to take
Ensure electronic devices and gear have waterproof containers / dry bags if needed.
What to wear
- Sunscreen / Chapstick *
- Sunglasses *
- Hat *
- Swimwear or shorts †
- Sun protective clothing (rashie) †
- Water shoes †
What to take
- Rain jacket
- Spare clothes / Towel
- PDF (life jacket) *
- Paddle float ‡
- Bilge pump ‡
- Paddle lease *
- Spare paddle
- Light (night paddling)
* Highly recommended (aka required)
† You should wear clothing and footwear that you can comfortably swim in.
‡ These are for self or assisted rescues as there are places that you can't easily swim back to the shore.
Being adjacent to Kondalilla National Park makes for a great opportunity for bird watching.