About a month ago Adventuregal Seon and Daddybones Doug decided to test designer wear bush gear in an expedition to the old Wickepin town dam. To get to the dam, drive about 4km south of Wickepin, turn right on to Brooks Road then right at the gravel pit that has been converted to a roaded catchment (see old dam sign). Go down an unformed track at the right (east) of the catchment that leads down to the dam.
I could find little information about the dam, but it would have been constructed early last century to supply water to steam trains, and possibly as a water supply for Wickepin. Until recently it has filled rarely.
This spot is mainly of historical interest as wildflower areas are pretty weedy, but is worth a visit for a picnic and a ramble.
Some abandoned cars and cubbies attest to an interest in the reserve by local youth.
Several tracks lead further into the reserve from the dam but they don’t lead to any road.