The Serpentine Dam has a large picnic area, free gas barbeques, a playground and toilets. Also available in the area is a number of popular walk trails, as well as the famous Serpentine Falls.
In the late 1950's, due to rapid industrial growth, Perth urgently needed a water source for the Kwinana area. Serpentine River became a potential water supply source, which marked the beginning of the Serpentine Scheme. The dam was completed in 1961, and is one of the biggest dams supplying the Perth metropolitan area