Glen Brook Dam (Perth), Western Australia

Glen Brook Dam is a small picturesque Dam located on your left as you first drive into John Forrest National Park.

Photo of stone at Glen Brook Dam
One of the amazing limestone boulders at Glen Brook, John Forrest National Park

Things to do

Athough the water looks inviting, unfortunately your not permitted to swim at Glen Brook due to the quality of the water. However, the dam makes a perfect drop back for a other activities such as a family picnic or just relaxing with a book within a scenic environment.

For those into hiking, there is the Glen Brook Trail. This trail starts and finishes at the main picnic area of the national park, however it loops out around Glen brook dam allowing you to take in the spectacular views of the dam from different angles. Check on the Glen Brook Trail page on for more information including a map of the trail, the length, difficulty level and time required to complete.

Location Map

Glen Brook Dam is located within the John Forrest National Park which is 24kms east of Perth city. It will take you approximately 30mins to drive there depending on the traffic. Note, there is a $15 fee to enter the national park.

Below is a collection of photos taken from different locations within the dam. As you can see the dam offers a beautiful backdrop for those wishing to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

If you have some photos of the dam you would like to share we would love to hear from you.

If you are looking to explore other beautiful dams within Western Australia, be sure to check out our Waterfalls and Waterways page which has an in depth list of dams, waterfalls, rivers and natural swimming pools.

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