Named after Governor Stirling, Stirling Dam is set in natural bushland 17kms east of Harvey.
Construction of the Dam started in the 1940s to supplement the Harvey Weir by channelling water through a gravitational system. This is now sent to the metro area.
There is a large BBQ, picnic gazebo, parking and toilets.
At the south side of the Stirling Dam over the wall, a walk trail follows the dam overflow course, approximately 500m circuit or 15 minutes.
Boating, fishing, camping and marroning are no longer permitted at Stirling Dam and the Harvey River upstream of Stirling Dam. This is in order to safeguard the quality of water being supplied to the people of Harvey, Mandurah, Rockingham and Perth.
Turn onto Weir Road from the South Western Highway (the last 7 km of the road is unsealed).