Burrinjuck Dam is located 57 km south-west of Yass. It was constructed in 1928 on the Murrumbidgee River to supply water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme. It was one of the first major dams built for irrigation in NSW.
When full Burrinjuck Lake has a surface area of 5500 ha and 645 km of shoreline and holds 1 025 000 megalitres of water (2.5 times that of Sydney Harbour).
Murray Cod, Macquarie Perch, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Redfin, Eel-Tailed Catfish and Carp.
Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Rainbow Trout and Atlantic Salmon.
* Macquarie Perch are fully protected and must be returned to the water unharmed.
Lake Burrinjuck is open to all forms of boating.
Several boat ramps are provided around the lake.
Camping is permitted at Burrinjuck State Forrest Park and Wee Jasper Camping Reserve at the backwaters of the lake.
Other accomodation is provided at various locations around the lake.