Ewen Maddock walking trails - Temporary partial closure

Maintenance work will be undertaken to sections of the Ewen Maddock trail network commencing 20 February 2018.

Trail sections between the access points at Ford Road and the Mooloolah Connection Road and Maddock Park will be closed progressively while work is underway.

In the interests of safety all trail users are requested to observe the direction of staff and signage at the site.

Work is expected to be completed by Friday 23 February.

Borumba Dam Day Use Area and Boat Ramp REOPENED

Borumba Boat Ramp and Day use area are again open to the public from Friday 16 February..
The facilities were severely impacted by the severe weather event on Sunday 11 February 2018.
Power and water have now been restored and fallen trees removed.
All vessel operators are advised to exercise additional caution on the water as recent inflows may result in submerged hazards.

Enoggera Swimming area and Launch point Temporary closure

Maintenance works will be undertaken on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February to clear the shoreline vegetation in the vicinity of the swimming area and paddle craft launch point.
In the interest of public safety the area will be closed for the duration of the works.
All visitors are requested to observe the direction of signage and staff working at the site.
The site will be reopened as soon as works are complete.

Lake Samsonvale - Postmans Track Trail Maintenance

Contractors will be conducting weed control work on land adjoining the trail network at Postmans Track, North Pine Dam commencing Monday 12 March 2018.

Signage will be in place to advise visitors of the work area.

Work is unlikely to impact recreational users at this site and is expected to be completed by Friday 23 March 2018.

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.

Wivenhoe Information Centre is now closed

Seqwater has closed the Wivenhoe Information Centre to the general public. The centre will be used solely as a base for pre-booked school and community tours.

Information about Wivenhoe Dam or recreation at Lake Wivenhoe can be found at www.seqwater.com.au/water-supply/dam-operations/wivenhoe-dam. Alternatively, you can visit one of Somerset Regional Council’s visitor information centres at Esk, Fernvale or Kilcoy or by calling 1800 771 497.

Public facilities, such as toilets and drinking water,  can be found within the Wivenhoe Information Centre recreation area or the Cormorant Bay recreation area.

Water supply changes at the Somerset Spit day use area

Water suitable for drinking will no longer be available at the Somerset Spit day use area as of Monday 18 December 2017.

All existing taps and toilet facilities will remain in place with signs warning visitors not to drink the water.

The water will continue to be safe to use for non-drinking water purposes such as washing your hands and cleaning fish.

Drinking water will continue to be supplied from the Somerset Park day use area.

For more information, contact recreation@seqwater.com.au or call Seqwater on 1800 771 497.

Changes to recreation at Lake Kurwongbah from Saturday 2 December 2017

As of Saturday 2 December 2017, paddlers and club skiers have been given access to the lake every day of the week.

There will be separate zones on the lake: an area for skiing and an area for paddling. Club rowing will also continue on the designated rowing course. The slalom course can be used for event and training purposes.

For your safety, and the safety of others, do not paddle or ski outside the designated zone for that activity. Paddlers and skiers must give way to rowers at all times. Skiers must also give way to paddlers.

An additional paddle craft wash down facility and launch point have also been established and designated at Mick Hanfling Park. All recreation users are required to wash their water craft to help prevent the spread of aquatic weeds.

Download the Lake Kurwongbah recreation guide to see the designated zones or email recreation@seqwater.com.au for more information

Lake Atkinson and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed

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

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

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



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.

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.

Reminder to play it safe at our lakes in the hot weather

With the hot weather upon us, we would like to remind visitors, especially swimmers, to play it safe in and around our lakes.

Our lakes form part of a habitat with a variety of wildlife and natural organisms living in them, particularly in the warmer temperatures.

We have designated swimming areas at a number of our lakes for you to keep cool and while your safety is important to us, remember it is your responsibility.

The heat also means animals and insects might be more prevalent both on the land and in the water.

Be aware when you choose to recreate in natural areas there are hazards you might experience such as bites and stings. We recommend you carry a first aid kit with you at all times and always check the recreational and safety notices on our website before heading out.