The Logue Brook Dam was constructed in 1963 to provide water for irrigation however the lake now also provides a focus for camping and water based recreation activities. Water skiing, swimming, fishing and marroning are the main activities with canoeing, windsurfing and sailing also possible. Land based activities in the surrounding state forest include sightseeing, bushwalking, picnicking and cycling.
Logue Brook is ideally situated for overnight visits and short stays, being close to Perth and other centres in the south-west. The summer months and Easter are the busiest times for recreation activities, especially when water skiing conditions are good, but other recreational options in the area make it a great place to visit all year round.
Logue Brook Dam is located within the Shire of Harvey, 125km south of Perth between Yarloop and Harvey on the western edge of the Darling Range. Access is from the South Western Highway via the sealed Logue Brook Dam Road.
Logue Brook is a great family or group camping option. The new campground is located in jarrah/marri forest area with views over Lake Brockman and adjacent to the Lake Brockman Tourist Park, public boat launch area and swimming area.
There are camp sites designed for longer vehicles that are suitable for caravans and camper trailers and with room for boats. There are also tent sites with views over the water and some sites suitable for wheelchair access. New toilet facilities and barbecue shelters are dotted through the campground and paths for walking and cycling link to nearby facilities at the boat ramp and the tourist park.
Even though inland waterways look inviting, especially when the surface is calm, they pose many hidden dangers. Know the risks and how to swim safely.
The Munda Biddi Trail passes along by the lake as well as Logue Brook Campground and the Lake Brockman Tourist Park, making this an ideal access and overnight stop for trail riders.
Many people fish in the waters of Lake Brockman. Closed seasons, bag limits and minimum legal sizes help protect stocks from over-fishing. You must also have a valid fishing licence, issued by the Department of Fisheries. Licences are available from any Australia Post Office or Department of Fisheries offices or online.
Recreational boating and especially water skiing is popular on waters of Lake Brockman. A five knot speed limit applies for all motorised water craft except when conducting water ski operations in the defined water ski area and within the permitted time of sunrise to sunset. No water skiing is permitted within 45 metres of the shore and the boundary of the water ski area has been marked with yellow buoys. Personal water craft may only be used on the lake for water skiing in the prescribed area.
Boating safety information is available from the Department of Transport and should be checked before launching.
Dogs are allowed in Logue Brook but must be controlled at all times.