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Just a short car ride from Geographe Bay, Harvey Dam has a range of world-class recreational facilities including an amphitheatre for concerts and cultural events, walkways and picnic areas with gazebos and barbecues.


Visitor information

Opening hours

Harvey Dam is open every day of the week, but may be closed at times due to maintenance or extreme weather. 

For the latest information on opening times, or assistance during your visit to the dam, please contact 13 13 75

To stay up-to-date on bushfire warnings and other local emergencies, visit Emergency WA.


  • Picnic areas with gazebos
  • An amphitheatre for concerts and cultural events
  • Free barbecues
  • Toilets
  • Free parking
  • Playground
  • Boat ramp

Map of the facilities

Map of Harvey Dam

Things to do at Harvey Dam

Pack a picnic or cook up a barbecue lunch, which you can enjoy in the grassed recreational areas and shady gazebos. 

If fishing is more your thing, why not bring a rod and cast off in our reservoir?

We've worked with Fisheries WA and Recfish West to re-establish trout and marron in the reservoir, allowing licensed anglers and marroners the chance to try their luck.

Please follow the recreational fishing rules by only fishing during the designated seasons. 

Our fenced playground areas will give the kids space to play, and there are walking trails to stretch your legs and explore more of the gorgeous surrounds.

If you're feeling energetic, you can choose the spillway path which leads up to stairs that climb the 45-metre embankment to a scenic lookout spot. 

Before you leave Harvey Dam, please remember to take your rubbish with you. 

Safety information

Please follow these simple rules to protect yourself and our water supply:

  • No camping.
  • No firearms.
  • No lighting fires.
  • No off-road driving.
  • No power boats. 
  • No drones.
  • Keep to the permitted pathways, roads, and recreational areas as shown by the signage.
  • Don’t climb walls, fences, bridges, pipework, or other operational infrastructure.
  • Keep emergency and operational access gates and roadways clear.
  • Don’t operate taps, valves or controls.

Learn more about how we work to manage water quality.

Location and directions

Harvey Dam is located in Harvey, a town in the South West region of WA. 
Follow the directions below to the dam or get directions from your location in Google Maps.

  1. From Perth, take the Kwinana Freeway southbound.
  2. Continue south onto the Forrest Highway for 8km until you meet Greenlands Road.
  3. Turn left on Greenlands Road and travel for 6kms until you reach a roundabout.
  4. At the roundabout, take the second exit on to South Western Highway.
  5. Head south for another 48km until you reach Harvey.
  6. Turn left onto Weir Road and the dam is 2.5km along on your left.

Planning your visit

Dogs are allowed at Harvey Dam but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Camping is not permitted at Harvey Dam.

Power boats are not permitted at Harvey Dam, however you can take your kayak or canoe for a paddle on the dam.

  • Bring enough food and water to stay hydrated while exploring the dam and its surrounds.
  • Be prepared for uneven ground or walking hazards by wearing comfortable and appropriate footwear.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the scenery!

Please note there may be limited or no mobile phone coverage in the area. We advise checking what network coverage is available with your mobile phone service provider ahead of your visit.

Please report unmarked safety hazards, suspicious behaviour, damaged facilities, or pollution to 13 13 75.

Learn more by exploring our rainfall and dams section.