Brogo Dam

Popular fishing and water sport destination

DAM LEVEL

102%

CAPACITY

9GL

SIZE OF LAKE

1 KM2

What Brogo Dam lacks in size it more than makes up for with stunning mountain scenery. Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range above Bega on the South Coast, the dam supplies water to irrigate pastures for the Bega Valley’s dairy industry and supplies towns and farmers along the Brogo and Bega rivers. The dam is also a popular fishing and water sport destination.

Look out points

Dam wall

Walk across the dam wall for spectacular views across the lake fringed by the rugged bushland of Wadbilliga National Park and downstream along the Brogo River. The dam wall is 260 metres long and 43 metres high.

HOURS - Entry is  free

  • Open 24 hours

TOP SAFETY TIPS

  • Wear a life jacket
  • Supervise your children
  • Look out for underwater hazards
  • Keep a safe distance when boating
  • Follow all algae alerts

Learn more about safety at our sites.

REPORT A HAZARD OR INCIDENT

Please phone 1800 061 069

In an emergency call 000

Facilities

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Boat ramps

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Picnic Shelters

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Toilets

Things to do

Water sports

The lake is a popular spot for water sports including power boats, sailing, canoeing and swimming. There is an 8kph speed limit for power boats. Canoes are available for hire. A boat ramp is located just south of the dam wall with picnic tables and toilets nearby. Please note: there is no skiing permitted on the dam.

Fishing

The dam is stocked with trout and bass. Fishing is best done on the water by canoe or boat, as the rugged foreshores are generally inaccessible. Access is via a boat ramp just south of the dam wall.

Wadbilliga National Park

From Brogo Dam bushwalkers and campers can explore Wadbilliga National Park.

Map and directions

Brogo Dam is about 30 kilometres north-west of Bega on the NSW South Coast. Bega is about 430 kilometres south of Sydney via the Princes Highway.

Restrictions

Restrictions are in place to protect our water supply and ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and safe visit - with penalties up to $44,000 applying:

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No model aircraft or drones

Recreation Areas at WaterNSW dams will be closed on ALL Total Fire Ban days.

Facts and History

Brogo Dam is situated on the Brogo River upstream of Bega on the NSW South Coast and about 430 kilometres south of Sydney. The dam was completed in 1976 to provide water for irrigation, stock and domestic requirements on the NSW South Coast.

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BROGO DAM

Facts and History

Brogo Dam is situated on the Brogo River upstream of Bega on the NSW South Coast and about 430 kilometres south of Sydney.

The dam was completed in 1976 to provide water for irrigation, stock and domestic requirements on the NSW South Coast.

Why the dam was built

Brogo Dam was built to provide a reliable supply of water for the dairy industry, the main agricultural industry on the NSW South Coast. It provides water for improved pastures for stock feed as well as vegetables.

Water released from Brogo Dam is taken from the river downstream for the townships of Quiaama, Cobargo and Bermagui.

The dam’s 400 square kilometre catchment falls largely within Wadbilliga National Park with its rugged mountain terrain of steep ridges and deep gullies.

How the dam was built

Brogo Dam is a concrete-faced rock-fill embankment. The wall is 260 metres long and 43 metres high.

An unlined rock cutting spillway is located just north of the dam wall.

Construction began in 1964 and finished in 1976.

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