Safety alert – expected weather forecast and Very High Fire Danger ratings this weekend

The expected weather forecast over the weekend indicates a Very High Fire Danger and an increased risk of bushfires across South East Queensland.

We urge all visitors to play it safe when visiting our dams, lakes and parks, particularly when travelling through bushfire prone areas.

If you see a fire, call 000 (or 112) immediately. Remain alert and take appropriate precautions. Be aware of current weather conditions and the associated hazards of extreme heat.

Lake Baroon recreation changes

As of Monday 25 September, recreation activities at Lake Baroon will be limited to paddling and shoreline fishing at the Southern Recreation Area only.

Boating with trailerable vessels and swimming are not permitted anywhere at the lake due to low water levels.

Please refrain from launching paddlecraft or fishing from the shoreline at the Northern Recreation Area due to hazards at the shoreline.

These closures are for your safety, and the safety of those around you. Please observe the directions of signage and staff on-site.

We thank you for your patience during these temporary closures. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at   


Lake Borumba: change to potable water supply

Potable (drinking water) is no longer supplied at Lake Borumba's recreation area and campground.

Visitors are asked to bring their own drinking water supplies when using these facilities.

All taps and other water points on-site are labelled 'not to drink'.

For futher information, please contact our recreation team at

Maroon Dam - Slater Park shoreline works

Visitors are advised to exercise caution along the shoreline at Slater Park where undermining and some erosion of the bank is evident.
The affected area has been cordoned off and signage placed at the site.
In the interest of public safety all visitors are requested to please observe the direction of staff and signage while rectification works are completed.

Lake Wyaralong - Bills Link mountain bike trail remains temporarily closed

The Bills Link mountain bike trails at Lake Wyaralong remains temporarily closed until further notice.

The trail needs substantial repair works, and will remain closed until this work is complete.

Black Rock trail has been reopened with access to the top of the trail via Grass Tree Track.

All other trails at Lake Wyaralong are open for the public to enjoy. Please play it safe and exercise caution on the trails as conditions may have changed since your last visit.

Download a copy of the recreation map or view the online interactive map for more information.

Lake Maroon: BBQ out of order

The BBQ at the Maroon Dam Day Use Area is out of order until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

You can find alernative Seqwater lakes that have picnic and BBQ facilities via our interactive recreation map or our recreation activities page.

Future recreation changes at Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah

In the coming months, we will be working with local recreation clubs and neighbours to carefully plan future recreation changes to Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam) and Lake Kurwongbah (Sideling Creek Dam).

In the meantime, recreation arrangements will remain the same. Check our activity guides to find out what is currently permitted at the lake.

The future recreation changes will involve permitting:

  • paddle craft on Lake Samsonvale
  • public paddling, club rowing and club skiing on Lake Kurwongbah, seven days a week.

In June 2015, we made changes to the shared recreation arrangement at Lake Kurwongbah, while we conducted the landmark water quality assessment at the neighbouring Lake Samsonvale. The Australian-first study found Lake Samsonvale is able to cope with the introduction of public paddle craft, in addition to the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association and Pine Rivers Fish Management Association’s continued use of the lake, without impacting drinking water quality. The study has increased Seqwater’s knowledge about the effect of recreation on water quality, which has allowed us to revise the current shared recreation arrangement on Lake Kurwongbah.

We appreciate your patience while we implement the changes. 

Borumba Concrete Boat Ramp - Temporary Closure

The Borumba concrete boat ramp will be closed from Monday 29 May 2017 due to the reduced water level.
A recent risk assessment indicates it is not safe to launch trailerable vessels from the concrete ramp at the current water level. The closure is not related to water quality.
The alternate temporary ramp is being maintained but is accessible to 4wd vehicles only.
We thank you for your patience and we will continue to monitor lake levels and the condition of the temporary ramp.

Lake Dyer is open to paddlecraft but closed to all other water-based recreation

We have reopened Lake Dyer to paddlecraft activities only. Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area cannot be used and the boat ramp will remain closed to trailerable vessels.

Paddlers are asked to please exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Dyer due to the reduced water level. The dam level is less than 10%.

Paddlers should remain vigilant at all times as conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure and previously submerged hazards may become visible.

Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.

Lake Atkinson and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed

Lakes Atkinson and Clarendon remain closed to all water based activities due to low water levels and water quality issues.

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

We will open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so.



Lake Baroon - Swimming area and boat ramp closures

The swimming area at the Southern recreation area is temporarily closed in the interest of public safety. The swimming area will be reinstated in the coming months in line with the requirements of a recent review conducted by Surf Life Saving Qld.

This review also resulted in the permanent closure of the swimming area at the Northern recreation area at Lake Baroon.

The boat ramp at the Northern recreation area remains temporarily closed due to low water levels.

Remain vigilant and be aware of changing lake conditions

Your safety is important - please remain vigilant and play it safe when visiting any of our dams, lakes and parks.

Rainfall can change the conditions of our lakes and recreation areas, so we urge all users to remain vigilant and be aware of hazards when recreating at our lakes.

It's not just excessive rain that can cause conditions at our lakes to change. Periods of low rain or drought, or increased usage at our irrigation dams often result in a lower water level at some of our lakes, such as Lake Atkinson.

If you are the skipper of a vessel or boat, it is your responsibility to ensure that the conditions are suitable for your particular activity. Submerged hazards including debris and natural hazards may be present, so lake users are reminded to remain vigilant at all times. You can keep yourself and your passengers safe by:

checking the area you intend to use to determine whether it is safe for your activity

  • keeping a proper lookout when using towing apparatus
  • maintaining a safe speed suitable for the conditions
  • wearing your life jacket
  • keeping a good lookout when using towing apparatus.
Lake Wyaralong - Camping no longer permitted at Meebun

From 31 January 2017, camping is no longer permitted at the Meebun day use area.

The eight tent-only site has been subject to a number of operational and safety issues, which have created hygiene risks for visitors. The closure is a first step towards Seqwater’s master plan for recreation at Wyaralong and will help Seqwater deliver on a safe, clean and family friendly recreation space for the community.

The Ngumbi camp site continues to operate and is accessible by trails (no vehicular access). The Lilybrook camp site is also still operational, available for events by booking with
Visitors can find alternative camp sites in the area at or the via the interactive recreation map at
For more information, please contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 or email