Plan ahead and play it safe
Many of our dams, lakes and parks are open for the community to enjoy activities such as swimming, boating, fishing and camping.
These relaxing, picturesque environments can give a false sense of security, as accidents can still happen if visitors get complacent.
Test your knowledge of Seqwater and how to play it safe this summer with our fun interactive crossword. How quickly can you complete the puzzle?
Seqwater rangers regularly patrol our recreation areas but they can't be everywhere to help you.
While your safety is important to us, it is your responsibility to play it safe when at our dams, lakes and parks and be mindful of other visitors.
It's important to remember our lakes form part of a habitat with a variety of wildlife and natural organisms living in them, particularly in the warmer temperatures. The heat might may also mean animals and insects are more prevalent both on the land in and the water.
Always plan ahead and be prepared if you're planning a visit. Be aware of hazards associated with recreating in natural areas, remain vigilant of changing lake conditions and always carry a first aid kit.
Here are some more tips to help you play it safe:
- Be prepared for your activity with appropriate equipment and safety gear such as life jackets
- Only swim in designated swimming areas at lakes where it is permitted
- Make sure your children are supervised at all times
- Check our recreation and safety notices before you leave for the latest information on conditions and closures
- Read our fact sheets on swimming, boating and multi-use trails
- Check the weather at www.bom.gov.au.
Just like the weather, access to and availability of our sites can often change.
Recreation lakes near you
Not sure what you can do where? The different catchment and water quality conditions at each lake determines which recreation activities are permitted.
Use the guide below to see where your activity is allowed, and the specific recreation area that best suits you.
Keep in mind some activities require a permit [P] (such as boating and fishing), while others may have special [S] conditions and be restricted to club [C] member-only access.