Serpentine Pipehead Dam

This is the smaller of the two dams located on the scenic Serpentine River. Like Serpentine Main Dam, it is an important link back to Perth’s industry boom in the late 1950s and 1960s.

 

Please note: there are some instances when our dam recreation areas are closed, particularly in summer when there may be a bushfire risk. We endeavour to update our website should this occur, but it's a good idea to check the emergency.wa.gov.au website for any National Park closures before planning a day out – if the park is closed, the dam areas will be as well.

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Dam information

  • Capacity – 3.14 million kilolitres    
  • Catchment area – 28 square kilometres 
  • Reservoir length – 6 kilometres
  • Height of wall (above lowest foundation) – 16 metres 

What to do?

Enjoy the natural bush theme while you have lunch in the cleared gravel picnic area surrounded by shady native plants. There is a nearby playground for kids. 

Walk down the steps to the recreation lake and enjoy hours of fun sailing model boats or watching the native birdlife. 

Take a nature walk on the marked trails or a trip to the Serpentine Falls for a picnic lunch with the spectacular waterfall behind you. This is a great place for a family photo! 

Visitor information 

Serpentine Pipehead Dam is open every day of the week until 6pm (closes at 5pm from May to September). 

Facilities

  • Picnic areas with free gas barbecues and drinking water fountains
  • Playground
  • Recreation lake
  • Toilets (includes disabled)
  • On-site parking 

Directions

  • From Perth, take the Kwinana Freeway, or Tonkin or Albany Highway to Armadale 
  • Follow the South Western Highway for 18km to Jarrahdale Road
  • Turn left and continue for 5km
  • Turn right onto Kingsbury Drive and continue for 3km 
  • Turn right onto Day Road 

For further information about the Serpentine Falls, please visit our Serpentine Main Dam page.

Operations

To contact our Serpentine Pipehead Dam operations building please call 9495 8822.