Surrounded by forest and away from everywhere in the picturesque Preston Valley, you will find Glen Mervyn Dam. On weekends it explodes with water-skiers and campers.
You can also enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing for rainbow trout, redfin perch or marron (in season) in Glen Mervyn Dam. The Bibbulmun Track meanders through bushland nearby, providing an excellent bushing option.
Camping is permitted on the western shore of the dam where a toilet is provided. On the eastern shore toilets and picnic tables are provided in the day-use picnic area and near the dam wall. A toilet is also located at the boat ramp.
Camp and cooking fires are not permitted at Glen Mervyn, so make sure you pack a gas camp stove.
Access to the western shore is via a narrow unsealed track and consequently is not designed for towing caravans.
Glen Meryn is located in the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire, between Donnybrook and Collie (18kms).
For more information on the Water Skiing rules visit Inland Lakes Water Ski Information website.
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